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videte ne: the Latin expresses in the form of a purpose clause ("see to it lest," etc.) what we should put in the form of an indir. quest. ("see whether it be not," etc.).

ut, as, correl. with sic.

illis, i.e. your ancestors.

non posse: subject of sit.

quid? a regular formula of transition, again.

quod, that: ยง 572, b (333, b); G. 542; H. 588, 3 (540, iv, N.); H.-B. 552, 1.

periculum ac discrimen, a dangerous crisis: the former word signifying the trial; the latter the decision. (See Introd., p. xlv.)

Ariobarzanes: king of Cappadocia. It was the designs of Mithridates upon this kingdom that first brought him into collision with Rome. (Fig. 20 is from a fine bust of some unknown Cappadocian.)

certum, a particular.

cum: causal.

sine summo periculo, i.e. by offending Lucullus and Glabrio.

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