Considio: C. Considius Longus, a propraetor of Africa in B.C. 50, the year before the Civil War. socus: see note on Verres 1, sect. 13 (p. 32, l. 29). satis facere, etc.: if a governor left his province before the expiration of his term, he could appoint any officer he chose to govern. pro praetore in his place, and such a substitute exercised the imperium of his superior. It was usual, although not obligatory, to appoint the highest subordinate officer, the quaestor. Hence this apologetic expression of the orator: Ligarius, he says, was so highly esteemed both by the Roman residents and by the native provincials that Considius could do no less than appoint him.
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