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inimico, a private enemy, thus attributing to Cicero personal motives of opposition.

recta (sc. via), straightway. vix feram, etc.: for Catiline's going into voluntary exile would tend to prove that he was innocent and had been persecuted by the consul (see note on p. 107, l. 19).

sin autem, etc.: Catiline's going to Manlius would prove his guilt and show the wisdom of Cicero's action.

latrocinio, brigandage, i.e. partisan warfare, as opposed to a regular war (justum bellum).


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