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Letter LXXXIX: ad familiares 7.22

Tusculum (?), June, (?) 44 B.C.

possetne heres, etc., whether an heir could properly bring action for a theft committed before (he became the heir).

furti: the genitive to indicate the charge.

bene potus: cf. Intr. 90.

id caput, that chapter or section; so quoddam caput legis, Att. 3.15.6.

Sex. Aelium (Paetum) : consul in 198 B.C. , an authority upon jurisprudence and civil law, often mentioned by Cicero, e.g. Brut. 78; Tusc. Disp. 1.18. His name is coupled with that of Manilius in de Or. 1.212 also.

M'. Manilium: cf. Ep. XXV.2n.

M. Brutum: Marcus Junius Brutus: an authority on civil law, upon which subject he composed three books.

Scaevolae: consul in 133 B.C. , and frequently quoted by Cicero as a legal authority.

Testae: i.e. Trebatius.


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