haec (with a gesture), all this, i.e. city, citizens, and government. amplectitur, adopts. pro, in accordance with. versatur in, exhibits. mortem, etc.: a doctrine of the Epicureans, to which sect Caesar and many other eminent Romans belonged. et ea: cf. note on p. 136, l. 17. municipus dispertiri, Sc. eos in custodiam. iniquitatem, since it might expose them to danger, and it would be unjust to choose among so many; difficultatem, since they might decline the service.
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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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