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at enim: introducing another supposed objection of Cicero's opponents.

rogatione, i.e. when he brought his law de vi (just referred to) before the people for enactment (the proceedings in the Senate having been merely deliberative).

re, the facts of the affray; causa, the case of the accused.

quae . . . facta esset: ยง 592, 3 (341, d); B. 323; G. 628; H. 649, I (528, i); H.-B. 535, I, a.

nempe, etc., simply. that an investigation should be made.

juris defensionem, a defence on a point of law, (as to justification of the homicide).

hanc salutarem litteram, this saving letter (hanc, because in favor of his client), i.e. a chance to acquit. Each juror inscribed on his ballot A (absolvo) for acquittal, or C or K (condemno) for conviction. Fig. 44 shows (on the reverse) a voting urn and a ballot marked A and C.


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