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faciebas, were on the point of doing: ยง 471, c (277, c); B. 260, 3; G. 233; H. 534, 2 (469, I); H-B. 484.

hostem, a public enemy, whom the consul would have the right to expel from the city.

non jubeo: Cicero avoids the appearance of ordering a citizen to go into exile, since that was something which the consul had no right to do.

jam, longer.

metuat: cf. note on cogitent, p. 103, l. 9.

privatarum rerum, in private life, i.e. intercourse with others out of the family (distinguished from domesticae, above).

quem . . . inretisses, i.e. after entangling, etc. (subj. of characteristic).

ferrum . . . facem, i.e. arm him for acts of violence, or inflame him to deeds of lust.

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