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SALLUSTII CATILINA

CHAPTER 9

Chapter 1 ||| Chapter 2 ||| Chapter 3 ||| Chapter 4 ||| Chapter 5 ||| Chapter 6 ||| Chapter 7 ||| Chapter 8 ||| Chapter 9 ||| Chapter 10
Chapter 11 ||| Chapter 12 ||| Chapter 13 ||| Chapter 14 ||| Chapter 15 ||| Chapter 16 ||| Chapter 17 ||| Chapter 18 ||| Chapter 19 ||| Chapter 20
Chapter 21 ||| Chapter 22 ||| Chapter 23 ||| Chapter 24 ||| Chapter 25 ||| Chapter 26 ||| ||| ||| |||



Cum ea nunciarentur Ciceroni, permotus

When those (things) might be (were) told to Cicero, much-disturbed

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ancipiti malo, quod neque-poterat longius tueri

by the double evil, because he was-not-able longer to protect

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urbem ab insidiis privato consilio,

the city from stratagems by private contrivance, [vigilance],

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neque habebat satis compertum quantus exercitus

neither had he sufficiently found-out how-great the army

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Malllii foret, aut quo consilio;

of Manlius might-be (was), or with what design; [what was its design]

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refert rem ad senatum, exagitatam

he refers the matter to the senate, harassed (canvassed)

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jam antea rumoribus vulgi. Itaque senatus

even betore by the rumours of the mob, Therefore the senate

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decrevit quod solet plerumque in atroci negotio,

decreed what is-wont generalIy in [an atrocious] business,

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consules darent operam,

[in a dangerous emergency], (that) the consuls should give exertion,

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ne respublica caperet quid detrimenti. Ea

lest the republic should take any of injury. That

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maxuma potestas permittitur magistratui

very-great power is allowed to a (supreme) magistrate

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per senatum, Romano more, parare exercitum,

by the senate, by Roman custom, to prepare an army,

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gerere bellum, coercere socios atque cives omnibus

to carry-on war, to coerce allies and citizens in all

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modis: habere summum imperium atque judicium

manners to have the chief government and judgment

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domi que militiae. Aliter jus earum

(civil rule) at-home and abroad, Otherwise privilege of those

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rerum est nulli consuli sine jusu populi.

things is to no consul without command of the people,

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Post paucos dies, Lucius Senius, senator, recitabat

After a few days, Lueius Seniua, a senator, did read-aloud

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in senatu literas quas dicebat

in the senate, letters (a letter), which he did say (to have been)

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allatas sibi Faesulis, in quibus erat scriptum,

brought to him from Faenlae, in which was written, [that]

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Caium Manlium cepisse arma eum magna

Caius Manlius to have taken [had taken] arms with a great

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multitudine ante sextam diem kalendarum

multitude before the sixth day of the calends

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Novembris. Simul id quod solet

November (27th Ootober). At-the-same-time that which usual

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in tali re, alii nunciabant portenta atque

in such thing (a case), some did announce omens and

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prodigia; alii conventus fieri, arma portari,

prodigies others assemblies to be made (held), arms to be conveyed,

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servile bellum moveri Capuae atque in Apulia.

a servile war to be excited at Capua and in Apnlia.

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Igitur decreto senati, missi Quintus Marcius

Therefore by a decree of the senate, were sent Quintus Marcius

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Rex Faesulas; Q. Metellus Creticus in Apuliam

Rex to Faesulae; Quintiue Metellus Creticus into Apulia

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que ea loca circum. Hi utrique erant imperatores

and those places around. These both were generals

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ad urbem; impediti ne triumpharent calumnia

to (near) the ciy; prevented lest they might triumph by the calumny

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paucorum,

or a few, [both these were generals, without the walls of the city, prevented

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quibus

by the calumnies of a few, from having their triumph], to whom

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mos erat vendere omnia, honesta atque

custom was to sell all (things), honourable and

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inhonesta. Sed praetores Quintus Pompeius

dishonourable. But the pretors (were sent) Quintus Pempeius

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Rufus Capuam, Quintus Metenus Celer in Picenum

Rufus to Capua, Quintus Metellus Celer to the Picene

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agrum: que permissum his, uti compararent

land: and (it was) allowed to these, that they might levy

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exercitum pro tempore atque periculo. Ad-hoc

an army aocording-to time and danger. Beaides

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si quis indicasset de

[they decreed) if any-one should have informed (had informed) of

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conjuratione quae facta-erat contra rempublicam.

the conlpiracy which was made against the republic,

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praemium, libertatem servo, et H. S. C.

a reward, (viz.) freedom to a slave, and a hundred-thousand

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(centum sestertia); libero impunitatem ejus rei

sesterces; to a free-man impunity of that thiug

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et H. S. C. C. (ducenta sestertia); que item

and two-hundred-thousand sesterces and also

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decrevere, uti gladiatoriae familiae distribuerentur

they decreed, that the gladiator families should be distributed

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Capuam, et in caetera municipia, pro

to Capua, and into other municipal towns, according-to

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opibus cujusque; vigiliae haberentur

the resources (strength) of each; watches should be kept

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per totam urbem Romae, que minores

throughout the whole city of Rome, and the inferior

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magistratus praeessent eis. Quibus rebus civitas

magistrates should preside-over them. By which things the state

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erat permota atque facies urbis immutata:

was disturhed and the appearance or the city changed :

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tristitia repente invasit omnis (omnes) ex summa

sadness suddenly invaded all after the utmost

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laetitia atque lascivia, quae diuturna quies

rejoicing and sportiveness, which a long peace

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pepererat. Festinare, trepidare, neque

had produced. (they began) to hasten, to tremble, neither

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satis credere cuiquam loco neque homini: neque

sufficiently to trust to any place nor man: neither

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gerere bellum, neque habere pacem: quisque

to carry-on War, nor to have peace: every-one

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metiri pericula suo metu. Ad-hoc mulieres,

to measure dangers by his-own fear. Besides the women,

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quibus pro magnitudine reipublicae insolitus timor

to whom [for the greatness of the republic] an uuusual fear

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belli incesserat, afflictare sese; tendere

of war had attacked, (began) to afflict themselves] to stretch

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supplices manus ad coelum; misereri parvos

suppliant, hands to heaven; to compassionate (their) little

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liberos; rogitare; pavere omnia, superbia

children; to ask-frequently; to dread all (things), pride

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atque deliciis omissis, diffidere sibi que

and refinements being left-aside, to distrust for themselves and

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patriae. At crudelis animus

country. [they distrusted every thing]. But the cruel mind

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Catilinae movebat illa eadem, tametsi praesidia

of Catiline did project those same (things), although guards

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parabantur, et ipse interrogatus-erat ab Lucio

were prepared, and himself had been impeached by Lucio.


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