Laurus: By permission of honored Aedile, I present yet another beloved slave fallen to treacherous thought and whisper of rebellion.
Laeta: And who would not fall to such beneath heel of a toad?
Laurus: He was discovered secreting scraps of food intended for journey far from these walls.
Ennius: Laurus cannot be faulted for a dog turned to madness...
Laeta: Show an animal kindness and it will give loyalty ntil the heavens fall. Show it nothing but the lash and wonder not why it bears teeth.