C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus
Descenderam in basilicam Iuliam, auditurus quibus proxima comperendinatione respondere debebam.
I had gone down to the Basilica Julia to listen to the speeches in a case where I had to appear for the defence at the next hearing.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus: Volume I. Books 1-7, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 55, translated by Betty Radice, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1969, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.