pro eo . . . ac mereor, in proportion as 1 deserve. relaturos gratiam, will reward ("return favor": cf. habere, agere). immatura: because an ex-consul had reached the highest point of Roman ambition. misera: the philosophy of the ancients professed to make them despise death (see Plato, Apologia, and Cicero, Tusc. Quaest. 1. ille ferreas, qui, so iron-hearted as (hence movear, subj.). fratris: his brother Quintus, younger than he, and at this time praetor elect. He served with credit in Caesar's Gallic campaigns. neqae . . . non, nor can it be but that, etc.: the two negatives make an affirmative, but with a kind of emphasis which the simple affirmative statement could not give. axor: his wife Terentia. filia: his daughter Tullia, married to C. Calpurnius Piso. Daughters took the gentile name of the father; see § 108, b (So, c); G. P- 493; H. 354, 9 (649, 4); H.-B. 678,5. filias: his son Marcus, now two years old. gener: Piso was not yet a member of the Senate, and was probably standing in the lobby. moveor (emphat., as shown by its position), I am affected. ati sint, [to wish] that, etc. (the verb being implied in moveor); pereamus is in the same construction as sint. ana . . . peste, i.e. by a destruction which is at the same time that of the whole state.
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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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