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jam diu: the conspiracy was ready to break out B.C. 65 (see note on p. 105, l. 15).

versamur, have lived.

nescio quo pacto, somehow or other; § 575, d (344, a); B. 253, 6; G. 467, N.; Cf. H. 512, 7 (455, 2); H-B. 537, e.

veteris (sharply contrasted with nostri), i.e. the disease is of long standing, but its outbreak has occurred just in my consulship.

visceribus, vitals (properly the great interior organs, as the heart, lungs, etc.).

aestu febrique, the heat of fever (hendiadys).

reliquis vivis: abl. absolute.

circumstare, hang round, for the purpose of intimidation: the praetor urbanus had his tribunal in the Forum.

patefacta, laid bare; inlustrata, set in full light; oppressa, crushed; vindicata, punished. Observe the climax.

ominibus, prospects. What Cicero has just said (p.112,11. I 1-16) makes the omen under which Catiline is to depart, — an omen of good for the state, but of evil for him.

Juppiter: thus the oration closes with a prayer to Jupiter Stator, in whose temple the Senate was now assembled.

Statorem, the Stay. The name was apparently first given to Jupiter as the Stayer (sto, sisto) of flight (see note to sect. 11, p.104, 1. I), but it is here applied to him as the Stay (supporter) of the Roman state, a meaning which the word may well have from its derivation.

arcebis, used as a mild imperative; § 449, b (269,f); B. 261, 3; G. 2651; H. 560, 4, N. (487, 4); H.-B. 572.

latrones: cf. latrocinium in sect. 27 (p. 109, l. 32).

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