Against Verres 61 essay

After looking into Verres’ (lack of) accounting during his pro-praetorship, which will much preoccupy him in later books of the second actio, Cicero calls himself to order and sets aside the topic for further treatment in future (see alio loco hoc cuius modi sit considerabimus). During his years in the Greek East, after all, it is Verres’ keeping of accounts that Cicero uses as basis for his attack: the records prove that none of the statues and artworks that he brought back to Rome was properly bought.

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