Reversing the old order, "cedant arma togæ," they drove out the togæ and brought in the arms.
Another line quoted in the 2nd Philippic is cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi.
cedant carminibus reges, regumque triumphi—Kings, 30 and the triumphs of kings, must yield to the power of song.
His "cedant arma togæ" was a scream, an impotent scream, against all that Sulla had done or Cæsar was about to do.
The story last told was said to have happened in the south of Scotland; but cedant arma togae and let the gown have its dues.