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fefellit, i.e. the day which he had mentioned in making this threat did not fail to bring about the (attempted) accomplishment of it.

quo die? Cicero is again enlarging (cf. sect. 27) on the fact that Clodius had every reason to remain at Rome on the day of the murder, but that Milo's leaving the city was natural and necessary. The significance of all this as to the question uter utri insidias fecerit (sect. 23) is obvious.

mercenano tribuno: speeches were made this day by C. Sallustius (the historian) and Q. Pompeius Rufus. Probably the latter is here meant.

approperaret, had been making haste: ยง 517, a (308, a); B. 304, 2; G. 597, R.1; H. 579, I (510, N.2) ; H.-B. 581.

facultas: omit, as being a gloss.

quid? i.e. what are we to infer?

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    • Cicero, For Milo, 23
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