The Concordance of Conscience and Inclination: Cicero, ad Atticum 1.12


“The affair is of such a sort that I could not, without incurring the censure of both aristocrats and the common people, defend this man. Nor would it please me, which I suppose is the most important consideration.”

res eius modi est ut ego nec per bonorum nec per popularem existimationem honeste possim hominem defendere, nec mihi libeat, quod vel maximum est.

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