titulis: "titles, inscriptions."
aequat summis infima: cf. 2P2.9.
Fabricii: Fabricius, the hero of
the war with Pyrrhus (c. 280 B.C.), renowned
for an austere and virtuous way of life.
quid: "[to] what [purpose]?"
There is no need to decide which Brutus (the expeller of kings or the
assassin of Caesar) and which Cato (the consul of 195 and later censor
renowned for strict morals and hostility to Carthage or the contemporary and opponent of Caesar) B.
has in mind; all were proverbial heroes.
superstes: nominative, modifies
quod: "because." vocabula: i.e., "names."
iacetis: sc. superbi (line 7).
hoc: i.e., the "immortality" of