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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.


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