C. Sallusti Crispi Bellum Catilinae

C. Sallusti Crispi Bellum Catilinae

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...1. ancipiti: explained by the neque... neque clause. 2. privato consilio: hitherto Cicero had acted upon the information which he had received from private individuals, such as Fulvia, and esp. CrassusI as we learn from other authors, but the matter now called for ofljcial action, 3. longius = diutius: this temporal meaning is not elsewhere found in Sallust, but frequently in other writers, such as Caesar. 4. quo consilio: abl. of quality ( 38).--foret: indir. question, with eompertum /abebat ( 76). 5. rem ad senatum refert: the technical term for bringing a matter ofiicially before the senate, ' to offer a resolution.' This body is repeatedly represented by Sallust as lacking in energy and foresight. Cp. ch. 16, 17. ' 6. plerumque: often. See note ch. 3, 13. 7. solet sc. fieri, which is always omitted by Sallust with this phrase (so ch. 30, 5), for ch. 22, 6, fieri com-uevit is only an apparent exception.--darent: the absence of ut may be explained on the ground that this is real jussive subjunctive, the imperfect being due to oratio obliqua, but verbs of deciding, etc., frequently take the simple subjunct., which represents a paratactic stage of the language, antedating the development of the subordinate ut clause ( 50). 8. caperet: subj. in substantive clause developed from the Volitive ( 64).--detrimenti: partitive genit. ( 24).--This celebrated decree, by which the supreme authority was delegated to the consul or some other magistrate in times of great danger, seems not to antedate the end of the third Punic War (146 B. c.), a dictator being chosen before that time. It corresponds in a measure to the modern declaration of martial law, the state of siege or the reading of the riot act, except that in the...show more

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