premuntur: notice the emphasis,—this class is insolvent; the former class is heavily in debt, but has resources. quieta re publica: no poor man could hope to gain political prominence at Rome in ordinary times; these men therefore look to anarchy to achieve their political ends. scilicet, in fact desperent, have no hope. me . . . vigilare, etc., indir. disc. dependent on the idea of saying implied in praecipiendum: § 580, a (336, N.2); G. 652, R.2; H. 642, I (523, i, N.); H.-B. 589, a. magnos animos: see Vocab. under animus. praesentis agrees with deos: will be at hand, and, etc. quod si, now if (as often). The quod is merely adverbial acc.: § 397, a (240, b); B. 185, 2; G. 610, R.2; H. 416, 2 (378, 2); cf. H.-B. 388, a, N.; not like quod in 1.4, above. jam, at once. sint adepti: fut. cond. less vivid. cum summo furore: § 412, a (248, N.); G. 399; 14.473, 31 N. (419, iii, N.1); H.-B. 445, 3. non vident, don't they see? § 332, a (210, b); B. 162, 2, d; G. 453; H. 378, I (351, 3); H.-B. 231, I, a. adepti sint, for the fut. perf. indic. of the direct disc. fugitivo, i.e. one of their own slaves; for, when law is overthrown, brute force will control all. sit necesse: § 516, d (307, d); G. 595; H. 580 (508, 4); cf. H.-B. 582, I.
ex eis coloniis: Sulla rewarded his veterans (120,000 in number) by liberal grants of land, partly in municipia already existing, partly in new colonies which he founded for them. universas, as a whole. civium esse, consist of etc. ei sunt coloni, these are colonists of this sort (as opposed to the general character of the colonies, which Cicero does not wish to impugn). beati, men of wealth. Sulla, etc., Sulla will have to be raised from the dead, for they can have no such hope in Catiline. agrestis, farmers, not Sulla's colonists. veterum: alluding to the plunder of the disorderly times following Sulla's victory over the Marian party. illorum temporum, i.e. the times of proscription.