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pro impeno, in place if: all these honors, which Cicero might have gained by a foreign command, he has renounced in order to stay at home and protect the city.

clientelis hospitusque: the relation of cliens to patronus was that of a subordinate to a superior, carrying with it services on the one side and protection on the other; the hospites were, on the other hand, equals, and their connection was one of mutual aid and friendship. Foreign states and citizens were eager to form such ties with influential Romans, and they were equally advantageous to the Roman. Of course a provincial governor had peculiar opportunities for this.

urbanis opibus, the means afforded by a city life. Such ties would be more easily formed by a sojourn in a province, but they could also be formed by a statesman who remained at home; for the value of such a relation to the provincial consisted in the opportunities for protection and assistance which the statesman possessed in the city itself.

pro meis studiis, in return for my efforts.

quae dum, and as long as this.

mentibus: § 429, 3 (254, a); cf. B. 228, I; H. 485, I (425, 12); H.-B. 436.

suo solius: § 302, e (197, e); B. 243, 31 a; G. 321, R.2; H. 446, 3 (398, 3); H.-B. 339, b.

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