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quin, nay, adds strength to the imperative. "Come now, attend while I present the case in this light."

nempe haec, this, as you know.

fingite, etc.: in this lively passage Cicero makes his hearers understand how much they really approve of Milo's act by asking them how a proposition to call Clodius back to life would be received.

sic intuentur, view as plainly.

cernimus, discern (distinguish by eyesight) ; videmus, see (the general word).

hujus condicionis meae, these terms that I offer: the supposed terms are expressed in si possim, etc.

ita si, on condition that.

quid voltu extimuistis? why that look of terror?

vivus, alive.

percussit, has stricken you with fear.

vellet, had wished: for tense, see ยง 517, a (308, a); B. 304, 2; G. 597, R.1; H. 579, I (510, N.2) ; H.-B. 581.

si putetis, nolitis, fut. condition, referring to the time of rendering the verdict.

si posset, lata esset, cont. to fact as referring to circumstances already out of their control. Notice the different nature of the two conditions as indicated by their form.

hujus, referring to the subject of the last sentence, Clodius (as the person last mentioned) ; the subject of esset is of course Milo.

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