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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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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