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Summae auctoritates, strongest influences, especially family traditions, etc. To the Roman mind an auctor, in this sense, was a pattern for imitation.

quae . . . non sinant: best regarded as a purpose clause; cf. § 531. 2, N. (317, N.).

ut ne quis, etc.: § 537,a, N. (319, a, N.); G. 545,R.1; H.(499,1); cf. H.-B. 502, 3, a, footnote 2.

nocenti reo,etc., for the accused, if guilty, his great wealth has had more weight to increase (lit. towards the suspicion of guilt than (to secure) a means of safety.

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