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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 ยง 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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