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[2] But since this sight awakened neither pity nor any mercy, but Cicero was obliged either to go into exile or to appeal to force and the sword against Clodius, he begged for aid from Pompey, who had purposely got out of the way and was staying at his country seat in the Alban hills. First Cicero sent Piso,1 his son-in-law, to entreat for him; then he went up thither himself also.

1 Not the consul who is mentioned in xxx. 1 and below in ยง 4.

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