eum dictatorem, i.e. Sulla, who, as dictator, had had full judicial powers. praemus . . . invitabat: see note, Rosc. Am., sect. 6 (p. 4, l. 6). aliquot annis post, some years later. Sulla had provided by law for the impunity of those who executed his proscriptions; but Caesar, as judex quaestionis de sicariis, B.C. 64, took pains to secure the trial and conviction of more than one of these bloodhounds. generis ac familiae, subjective gen.; virtutis, objective gen.
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