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By Cicero; D. R. Shackleton Bailey

The six speeches contained during this quantity, added upon Cicero's effective go back from exile in 57-56 B.C., are the following dropped at existence through an excellent new English translation that's in accordance with a better Latin textual content. The notes accompanying the interpretation are written with the final reader in brain, whereas the 2 indices give you the an identical of an onomasticon for those six speeches.

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Sen. 3. Auctoritas is the regular term for a vetoed decree. 10. In s. 15 and Dom. 70, Metellus is said to have put the matter to the Senate joindy with Lentulus. Clodius. 12. Irony. 29 BACK FROM EXILE marriage, and I had taken the other's case on a capital charge. 13 + Enmeshed by the pact they had made for provinces, they withstood the protests of the Senate, the mourning of honest men, and the groans of all Italy throughout the year. On the first of January, however, after the orphan Commonwealth appealed to the Consul as to a legal guardian, Consul Publius Lentulus, parent, guardian angel, and salvation of my life, fortune, memory, and name, once he had made the customary religious motion, 14 judged that his first action respecting secular affairs must be concerning me.

There was apprehension, not just of high prices, but of shortage and famine. The people flocked to the temple of Concord, where Consul Metellus had convoked the Senate. Now if this was a genuine movement, springing from + public distress and hunger, then surely it was the duty of the Consuls to take the matter up and of the Senate to come to a conclusion. If, on the other hand, the price of grain was a pretext, and Clodius was the agitator, stirring up the riot, were we not all bound to try to take the wind out of the madman's sails?

For my sake, he urged the Roman People and even implored them as though for a brother or a father. Already, when he was house-bound because of the threat of sanguinary struggle, he had asked last year's Tribunes to announce legislation and make motions in the Senate concerning my restoration. 75 There was nobody there to cast a bought veto. He attested the violence and the cruelty of a law ad hominem76 by the authority of most respectable persons and by public documents; and he was the first to hold that all of Italy should be entreated to support my cause.

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