depalissem, pushed aside: the image is of averting a crushing weight (molem), just ready to fall. non ille, etc., i.e. as Cethegus did. Saturnalia, i.e. so distant a date. constituisset: the prot. (cont. to fact) is implied in ille; § 521, a (310, a); B. 305, 2; G. 593,3; H. 575, 9 (507, N.7); H.-B. 578, 6. rei pablicae: dat. after denuntiavisset. testes: in appos. with both signum and litterae. qaae: referring to Cicero's success in securing (lit. capturing) the evidence of guilt. hostis (pred. appos.), as an enemy.
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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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