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altro, i.e. without waiting to be attacked.

domesticoram hostiam: oxymoron; ยง 641 (386); B. 375, 2; G. 694; H. 752, 12 (637, xi, 6); H.-B. 632, 3. cf. the same figure in Cat. 1, sect. 21 (p. 108, l. 4): cum tacent, clamant.

convertit: pres. for fut., as often, especially in protasis.

obtulerint: subj. of integral part.

in honore vestro: honor is used here, as usual, to denote external honors (offices) conferred by the people. Holding the consulship, he had nothing to look forward to.

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