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illa indicia, i.e. those of Catiline's conspiracy.

fuerit, subj. of integral part.

possum, virtually future, and so used as apodosis to a future protasis.

dixerim: § 446 (311, a); B. 280, I; G. 257; H. 552 (485); H.-B. 519, I, b.

dictator: in times of great public emergency the Senate could call upon the consuls to create a Dictator, who should possess the undivided power of the old kings, but only for the period of six months. The laws of appeal and other safeguards of individual liberty had at first no force against this magistrate. In later times dictators were no longer appointed, but the consuls were invested with dictatorial power by the formula, videant ne, etc. (Cat. 1, sect. 2). Sulla, and afterwards Caesar, revived the name and authority of this magistracy, but, by holding it for life (perpetuo), completely changed its character, making it equivalent to absolute sovereignty. The Magister Equitum, appointed by the Dictator, stood next in command to him.

viderem: § 571, a(332, b); B. 284,4; G. 298 and N.2; H. 570, I (502, 2); H.-B. 507, 4, d.


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