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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.

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