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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.

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