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querimoniam, i.e. for not having suppressed the conspiracy more vigorously.

detester ad deprecer (construed with a me, above), remove by protest and plea.

patria: the personified patria is dramatically introduced as accusing Cicero of remissness in letting Catiline go unharmed.

M. Tulli (voc.): the regular way of formal address; the use of the family name (Cicero) is more familiar.

evocatorem servorum, a summoner of slaves, i.e. to enlist under him against the state. To the Romans (as to all peoples who, having a large slave population, are in constant fear of servile revolts) such an accusation was the most violent reproach conceivable.

duci, rapi, mactari; ยง 563, a, N. (311, a, N.1); Cf. B. 295, 4, N.; G. 546, N.3; H. 614 (535, ii); H-B. 587, b.


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