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sed quis, but [this cannot be, for] who, etc.

si locus, etc., i.e. if Milo had had a chance, he would have proved his devotion to Pompey.

illa taeterrima peste, i.e. Clodius.

tribunatum: Milo was tribune B.C. 57, and he was active in securing the recall of Cicero from exile.

quae si non, etc., if he could not prove this.

armis . . . conquietura, were never likely to rest front arms.

ne, assuredly.

ita natus, born for that very thing (i.e. to sacrifice everything for his country).

te antestaretur, would call you to witness (that he yields to the occasion and is really guiltless of any hostilities).


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