quid, etc., what like deed of Milo's? detrahi non posset, on account of the disturbances and lawlessness of the time. potuitne = nonne potuit: § 332, c (210, d); B. 162, 2, c; G.454 R2; H-B 231,1, b, N.1. deos penatis: see note, Cat. 4, sect. 18 (p. 151, l. 5). fllo oppugnante: this was an attack not by a mob but by an armed band, made upon Milo's house, November 12, B.C. 57, the year of Cicero's return. Fabricio: Q. Fabricius, tribune B.C. 57; be was the originator and defender of the bill for Cicero's return from exile; an attack was made upon him by the partisans of Clodius, and he barely escaped with his life. Caecili, praetor B.C. 57. He was attacked while presiding over the games of Apollo in July. lata lex, i.e. the law proposed for his recall. facti, i.e. the killing of Clodius.
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