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hujus urbis, Sc. eum esse: urbis limits quid in the same sense in which coloniarum limits hostis.

explendas, replenishing.

latrocini, gang of robbers.

Saxa, L. Decidius: a Celtiberian by birth, originally a land surveyor, a creature of Caesar's and now of Antony's. The reference here is to a law of Antony, passed in the June preceding, for the establishment of colonies of veterans. In peritus . . . decempeda Cicero alludes to Saxa's humble origin and also implies that, in laying out confiscated territory, he habitually appropriated more than the forfeited area.

rumoribus, i.e. of the success of Antony's arms.

larem: the lar familiaris was the protector of the family, and especially of the hearth.

a quibus, from whom (not by whom).


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