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Cicero. (106 B.C.–43 B.C.). Letters.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Tusculum (June)

XXXIII. To C. Trebatius Testa (At Rome)

YOU jeered at me yesterday amidst our cups, for having said that it was a disputed point whether an heir could lawfully prosecute on an embezzlement which had been committed before he became the owner. Accordingly, though I returned home full of wine and late in the evening, I marked the section in which that question is treated and caused it to be copied out and sent to you. I wanted to convince you that the doctrine which you said was held by no one was maintained by Sextus Aelius, Manius Manilius, Marcus Brutus. Nevertheless, I concur with Scævola and Testa.  1