viris, dat. after placeret, which has for subject litteras . . . aperiri, etc. deferrem, integral part of aperiri; otherwise it would probably be defers; see § 551, c (327, a); cf. 'B. 291, I ; G. 574; H. 605, 2 (520); H-B. 571,507, 4, a. esse facturum governs the result clause ut . . . deferrem: we may translate, I said I would not fail to lay before the public council a matter touching the public danger before it had been tampered with (integram). etenim . . . si, for if you see. reperta . . . essent: in dir. disc. this would be reperta erunt.
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First Oration against Catiline
II. The Character of the Conspiracy. ( In L. Catilinam Oratia II ) Before the People, Nov. 8.
Third Oration Against Catiline: III. How the Conspiracy was Suppressed. ( In L. Catilinam Oratio III. ) Before the People, DEC. 3.
Fourth Oration Against Catiline: Sentence of the Conspirators. ( In L. Catilinam Oratio IV )In the Senate, DEC. 5.
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