Letter XLIII: ad familiares 14.14Minturnae, Jan. 23, 49 B.C.
ille: i.e. Caesar. ut Dolabella ... possit: Dolabella, Tullia's husband, had joined Caesar's party, and could therefore protect Terentia and Tullia from Caesar's followers. vestri similes: i.e. of your rank. praedus: see Intr. 45.
Camillo: C. Furius Camillus, a legal friend of Cicero. ad summam, in short; a frequent colloquial phrase. Cf. Fam. 8.14.4; Att. 14.1.1; Petron. 2, 37, 45, etc. Labienus, etc.: cf. Fam. 16.12.4 (Caesar) maximam autem plagam accepit, quod is qui summam auctoritatem in illius exercitu habebat, T. Labienus, socius sceleris esse noluit; reliquit illum et nobiscum est, multique idem facturi esse dicuntur; cf. also Att. 7.13.1 and Caes. B.C. 8.52; B. C. 3.13. Piso: L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, whose daughter Calpurnia was the wife of Caesar. Piso was consul in 58 B.C. , and joined Cicero's enemies in helping to banish him. Cicero retaliated in the Or. in Pison. Rufus: probably Mescinius Rufus; cf. Ep. XXXIX.3n.