audistis, etc.: the words in italics are supplied by conjecture. non dicam: parenthetical. obstabat: the supposed remark of an opponent. repugnante eo, in spite of his opposition. fiebat (se consul), was coming to be (see note onfieri, sect. 25, p. iii, 1.22). nec me, etc., i.e. the positive support of Cicero was not more useful to Milo's canvass than the antagonism of so bad a man as Clodius. apud vos, i.e. you and such men as you in your capacity as electors. quis dubitaret? who could [then] hesitate? § 444 (268); B. 277; G; 259; H. 557 (486, ii); H-B. 517, I. Clodio remoto, i.e. s9 long as Clodius was alive many would vote for Milo as being his declared enemy, but now that Clodius k out of the way, Milo must rely only on the ordinary means (usitatis jam rebus) of securing suffrages. ne . . . metueretis: § 537, a, N. (319, a, N.); G. 553, I; cf. H.-B. 502, 3, a, footnote1.
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