Tace inepte! How dare anyone challenge my allegiance to Roma. What breed of mentula minutus casts aspersions on a Patrician such as Country Australis Maximus? I, who served Rome as Imperator leading the Legions in Bithynia, Galatia and Cappadocia. I, who provided many hundreds of talents of gold to our treasury from those defeated nations. I, who can trace my patrician line back to the Conscript Fathers, the original founding fathers of Roma, with no trace or drop of blood other than Patrician. I, who served many terms as a magistrate as Praetor and Consul. I, who served in the senate as Quaestor and indeed even Princeps Senatus. I, who wear my toga praetexta with pride, showing to the world its purple border and the dignity and distinction I have earned.
Would it not be possible that only a traitor would wish to besmirch my good name? Would it not be plausible that only a traitor would wish to remove an enemy, an enemy as potent and dangerous as I, from their path to destroy our nation?
Perhaps we should look carefully at why one would wish to make such an allegation against me, while at the same time so quickly stepping forward to defend another. Could it be that this action is but to defend a fellow traitor? Look carefully to your backs my fellow countrymen. We have much to lose. We must remove this evil from our midst, and quickly, before we too follow Julia Felix onto the lectus funebris, that couch reserved for our body.
Were we but in Rome so that these traitors could be thrown of the Tarpeian Rock as befits all traitors. None the less, a fitting end will be arranged. They shall not lie in state as does the fair lady Julia Felix.