De Constantia

L. Annaeus Seneca tibi indignum videbatur, quod illi dissuasuro legem toga in foro esset erepta quodque a rostris usque ad arcum Fabianum per seditiosae factionis manus traditus voces improbas et sputa et omnis alias insanae multitudinis contumelias pertulisset.

...and it seemed to you shameful that when he was about to speak against some law in the forum, his toga was torn from his shoulders, and that, after he had been hustled by a lawless mob all the way from the rostrum to the Arch of Fabius, he had to endure vile language, and spittle, and all the other insults of a maddened crowd.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from L. Annaeus Seneca: De Providentia. De Constantia. De Ira. De Clementia (Volume I. Moral Essays), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 214, translated by John W. Basore, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1928, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.