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; § 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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First Oration against Catiline
II. The Character of the Conspiracy. ( In L. Catilinam Oratia II ) Before the People, Nov. 8.
Third Oration Against Catiline: III. How the Conspiracy was Suppressed. ( In L. Catilinam Oratio III. ) Before the People, DEC. 3.
Fourth Oration Against Catiline: Sentence of the Conspirators. ( In L. Catilinam Oratio IV )In the Senate, DEC. 5.
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