26This is the Campanian and Leontine district, both which our ancestors considered a certain resource in times of scarcity.
IX. He is protecting the interests of his buffoons and gamesters and pimps. He is protecting Capho’s and Saxa’s interests too, pugnacious and muscular centurions, whom he placed among his troops of male and female buffoons. Besides all this, he demands “that the decrees of himself and his colleague concerning Cæsar’s writings and memoranda are to stand.” Why is he so anxious that every one should have what he has bought, if he who sold it all has the price which he received for it? “And that his accounts of the money in the temple of Ops are not to be meddled with.” That is to say, that those seven hundred millions of sesterces are not to be recovered from him. “That the septemviri are to be exempt from blame or from prosecution for what they have done.” It was Nucula, I imagine, who put him in mind of that; he was afraid, perhaps, of losing so many clients. He also wishes to make stipulations in favour of “those men who are with him who may have done anything against the laws.”