judicils: their verdict on the conspirators' guilt consisted in the acts recounted in the following clauses. gratias egistis: Cf. relaturos, p. 142, l. 25. abdicare, etc.: see Cat. ut sect. 14 (p. 133, l. 4), and note.
sed, i.e. though you have in fact decided. tamquam integrum, as if an open question (i.e. as if you had not already expressed your judgment). judicetis refers to their judgment as a court with respect to the facts; censeatis, to their view as a public council respecting the punishment. illa . . . consulis, etc., I will say in advance what belongs to [me as] the consul: i.e. declare the need of instant action; what action, it is for the Senate to determine; for construction, see § 343,4 (214, c); G. 366; H. 439 (401); H.-B. 340. nova . . . misceri, that a revolution subversive of the government was on foot; nova (subject of misceri) means innovations or unconstitutional measures; misceri refers to the disorder which these would produce. concitari mala, that evil designs were set in motion. videbam: for tense, see § 471, b (277, b); B. 260, 4; G. 234; H. 535(469, 2); H.-B. 485. opinione: § 406,a(247, b); B.217,4; G.398,N.1; H. 471,7 (417, 1, N.1); H.-B. 416, e. provincias, especially Spain, with which Cn. Piso had had relations. It had not yet become fully reconciled since the overthrow of Sertorius, only eight years before. sustentando, by forbearance; prolatando, by procrastination. ratione: abl. of manner. placet, sc. vindicare.