The Innocents Abroad: Volume 4 (Paperback)
We passed through the gate which faces the Mediterranean, (called the "Marine Gate,") and by the rusty, broken image of Minerva, still keeping tireless watch and ward over the possessions it was powerless to save, and went up a long street and stood in the broad court of the Forum of Jus-tice. The floor was level and clean, and up and down either side was a noble colonnade of bro-ken pillars, with their beautiful Ionic and Corin-thian columns scattered about them. At the upper end were the vacant seats of the Judges, and be-hind them we descended into a dungeon where the ashes and cinders had found two prisoners chained on that memorable November night, and tortured them to death. How they must have tugged at the pitiless fetters as the fierce fires surged around them.