auctore populo Romano: the Roman people has already shown its opinion of Pompey by passing the Gabinian Law; hence Manilius has the auctoritas of the whole people behind him, as opposed to the auctoritas of a few aristocrats like Hortensius and Catulus (cf. sect. 63). neve, and not iterum: alluding to the former unanimity of the people in passing the Gabinian Law. de re . . . facultate, the cause itself or the power of carrying it through. dubitemus: § 535, a (320, a); B. 283, 2; G. 631, a.2; F 591, 1(503, i); Cf. H.-B. 513, 2. potestate praetoria, official influence as praetor; more official than auctoritate. defero, put at your service.
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