ut . . . possitis: § 532 (317, c); B. 282, 4; G. 545, R.3; Cf. H. 568, 4 (499, 2, N.) ; H.-B. 502, 2, c. diversa studia. In another passage (Cael. 13) Cicero ascribes to Catiline: Cum tristibus severe, cum remissis jucunde, cum senibus graviter, cum juventute comiter, cum facinorosis audaciter, cum libidinosis luxuriose vivere. in dissimili ratione, in different directions. ludo, the regular training-school. gladiatorio: see Cat. 1, p. 110, l. 31, and note. levior, etc.: the Roman actors, though some of them achieved distinction, were generally regarded as a low class of men. tamen, i.e. though a companion of such dissolute persons, yet he possessed the qualities of fortitude and endurance so much admired by the Romans. exercitatione (abl. of means), etc., trained by the practice of debaucheries and crimes to endure, etc. frigore . . . perferendis: abl. with adsuefactus; § 507, N.1 (301, N.); G. 431; cf. H-B. 612, iv, 431. fortis, a strong and able fellow. istis, those creatures: § 297, c (102, c); B. 246, 4; G. 306, N.; H. 507, 3 (450, i, N.); H.-B. 274, 4. 117 11 cum . . . consumeret (not concessive), while consuming. subsidia, etc., i.e. means (his uncommon powers of body and mind) which might have been used, etc.
sui: § 301, b (196, c); B. 244, 4; G. 309, 2; H. 503, 2 (449, 3); H.-B. 264, 2. audaciae, acts of audacity. obligaverunt, encumbered. res, property; fides, credit. libido, i.e. luxurious habits and tastes. quidem (concessive), no doubt homines, viris: observe the difference in sense. mihi: the ethical dat. gives the phrase a familiar and contemptuous turn which may be reproduced in English by forsooth. obli^ti: observe the quantity. caedem, etc.: notice the strong contrast between the character of these worn-out debauchees and the sanguinary nature of their threats.
instare, is close at hand; plane merely emphasizes the idea of the verb. propagarit: for tense, see § 516, c, N. (307, c, a.) ; G. 595, N.2; H. 540(473). pertimescamus, possit: subj. of characteristic. unius: Pompey, just returning from his triumphs in the East. quacumque ratione, sc. fieri potest resecanda erunt, shall need the knipe (lit. must be cut away): the figure is derived from surgery. si. . permanent: § 516, a, N. (307, a, N.); G. 228; H. 533, 2 (467,5); H.-B. 572. exspectent: hort. subj. in apod.; § 516, d (307, d); B. 305, 2 G. 595; H. 580 (508, 4); H.-B. 532,1.
Catiline is not in exile: he has joined his hostile army. Men say the consul has driven him into banishment; would the charge were true!