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fuerit, subj. of integral part.

ad eam orationem, to that line of argument

videntur, etc.: ยง 582 (330, b, 1); B. 332, b; G. 528, R.2; H. 611, N.1, 2 (534, i, N.1) cf. H.-B. 590, I and a.

primum, i.e. the first capital trial that occurred in Rome.

M. Horati: the famous story of the three Horatii and the three Curiatii. When Horatius was condemned to death for the murder of his sister, he was acquitted on appeal to the people; and this incident passed as the origin of provocatio, or appeal to the people from the decision of a magistrate.

nondum libera, i.e. under the kings: it was in the reign of Tullus Hostilius, B.C. 668.

comitiis, i.e. by the vote of the Roman people assembled to decide the appeal.

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