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sui: ยง 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.

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