dubitare quin, hesitate. The usual construction in this sense would be with the infin.; § 558, a, N.1 (332,g, N.2); B. 298, b; G. 555, R3; 14.596, I (505, i); cf. H.-B. 502, 3, b, 586. auctoritatibus, i.e. the opinions of influential men (cf. auctor in the next line). est vobis auctor, you have as authority. P. Servilius (Vatia Isauricus) was one of the most reputable men of the time. He held the proconsulship of Cilicia, B.C. 78-75, in which he gained great successes over the pirates. It was probably his intimate knowledge of the region and the kind of warfare, that led him to support this vigorous measure. debeat: for tense, see § 435, a (287, a); Cf. B. 268, 1; H-B. 481. Curio: see note on Impeachment of Verres, sect. 18, p. 34, l. 29. Lentulus: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, cos. B.C. 72; not to be confounded with Lentulus Sura, ens. B.C. 71, the accomplice of Catiline. Cassius: for the character of this family, see note on Verr. 1, sect. 30, p. 39, l. 3.
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