previous next

Ameriam nuntiat, brings the news to Ameria ; domum, two lines below, shows the same construction.

T. Capitonis: Cicero thus insinuates that Magnus and Capito had planned the murder together. The speed with which the one sent the news to the other was, of course, suspicious, as well as the further proceedings described in sects. 10 and 11, including the proscription and the sale of the property.

inimici: cf. the same word in lines 7 and 8. The reason for thus harping on the inimicitiae mentioned in sect. 7, above, must be evident.

horam primam: the night from sunset to sunrise was divided into twelve hours.

nocturnis: the travelling would be more difficult and slow in the night, though the night hours would be longer than the day hours in the late autumn or winter, when the murder is thought to have been committed.

cisiis: the plural form shows that there were relays of carriages.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (3 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (3):
    • Cicero, For Sextus Roscius of Ameria, 10
    • Cicero, For Sextus Roscius of Ameria, 11
    • Cicero, For Sextus Roscius of Ameria, 7
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: