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Letter LXIV: ad familiares 9.17

Rome, Aug. or Sept., 46 B.C.

Balbus: see Ep. XXI. 2 fl. For the visit, cf. Fam. 9.19.

de agris: there was a possibility that land in Campania would be assigned to Caesar's veterans, and, if this were done, the estates of Paetus would go with the rest.

immo vero: commonly used to make an emphatic correction; cf., e.g., Ter. Phorm. 936; And. 854. In combination with si, immo vero and immo are very common in colloquial Latin; cf., e.g., Ter. Eun. 355; Cic. Fam. 8.8.2; 8.9.1.

de nobis: in contrast to de municipiis, above.

primum vivimus: i.e. the mere chance to live was an unexpected boon.

de lucro: a mercantile expression; cf. Liv. 40.8; Ter. Phorm. 251 quicquid praeter spem eveniet, omne id deputabo esse in lucro. For a similar use of de, cf. Cic. Verr. 2.3.105 de publico convivari.

ille: i.e. Caesar.

quid habet, he doesn't know what to do.

cessator: cf. Intr. 75.

de isto periculo: cf. de istis municipiis, 1.

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    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 8.8.2
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 9.19
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.3.105
    • Terence, Phormio, 2.1
    • Terence, Phormio, 5.8
    • Terence, The Eunuch, 2.3
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 40, 8
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