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dicere: for tense, see § 584, a and N. (336 A, N.1); G. 281, 2, N. H. 618, 2 (537, I); H.-B. 593, b.

futurus esset: subord. clause in md. disc.

num, etc., was I mistaken in, etc. (lit. did the fact escape me).

idem (nom.) has the force of also.

optimatium, i.e. of the Senatorial party.

in ante diem: § 424, g (259, e); B. 371, 6; G. p.491; H .754, 3 (642, 4); H-B. 668.

sui conservandi . . . causa: § 504, b, c (298, a, c); B. 339, 5, 338, I, c; G. 428, a.1 and R.2; H. 626, 3 (542, N.1); H.-B. 614. This passage is neatly turned so as to save their self-respect by attributing their flight to that discretion which is the better part of valor.

cum . . . dicebas: we should expect diceres; the imperf. indic. is probably an archaic survival; cf. § 471, e and N. (277, e and. N.).

tamen: opposed to discessu ("though the rest were gone, yet," etc.).

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