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Graeculi, dimin. of contempt: "Greeklings."

in castra Etrusca, i.e. to Catiline's camp, for which, says Asconius, he had once really set out.

nugarum nihil, no nonsense, such as buffoons, minstrels, and the like.

nisi ut, etc., except such persons as you might call a picked band, etc. (lit. except in such a way as, etc.).

virum a viro lectum: in allusion to a custom in the Roman army of selecting men for dangerous service one at a time, each new man being designated by the last.

mulier, said scornfully of Clodius, as being a coward.

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