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gentium: § 346, a, 4(216, a, 4); B. 201, 2; G. 372, N.3; H. 443 (397, 4); H.-B. 346.

quam rem republicam, what sort of state?

hic, hic, here, right here.

patres [et] conscripti: the formal designation of the Senators; patres were the patrician members of the Senate, conscripti were the plebeians enrolled in that originally patrician body. The conjunction is regularly omitted (as often in such combinations). Observe that the stock English translation conscript fathers is inexact.

qui: the antecedent is the understood subject of sunt.

atque adeo, and in fact

cogitent: § 535, a (320, a); B. 283, 2; G. 631, 2; H. 591, 1 (503, 1); H-B. 521, I.

oportebat: see sect. 2 and note.

voce volnero: the alliteration is intentional and may easily be imitated in English, — wound with a word.

igitur (resumptive), then (i.e. as I said).

quemque, each (of the conspirators).

placeret, indir. quest.

relinqueres, educeres, delib. subj. in an indir. quest.: § 575, b (334, b); B. 302; G. 265; H. 559, 4 (484, v); H.-B. 503.

morae: partitive gen.

viverem: subj. in subord. clause in indir. disc.

equites: these were C. Cornelius and L. Vargunteius.

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