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SALLUSTII CATILINA

CHAPTER 14

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 ||| ||| ||| |||



Itaque aperiunt omnem rem, uti cognoverant, Quinto

Therefore they diselose all the thing, as they had known (it), to Quintus

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Fabio Sangae, patrocinio cujus civitas utebatur

Fabius Sanga, the patronage of whom the state did use

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plurimum. Cicero, consilio cognito per

very-much, Cicero, the design having been known through

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Sangam, praecipit legatis, ut simulent

Sanga, orders to (the) deputies, that they may pretend (to pretend)

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vehementer studium conjurationis;

vehemently a zeal of (for) the conspiracy; may (to)

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adeant caeteros; polliceantur bene,

go-to the rest [of the conspirators]; may (to) promise well,

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que dent operam, ut habeant eos

and may (to) give exertion, [assurance], that they may have them

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quam maxume manifestos.

as most manifest (convicted). [As avowed participants in the conspiracy],

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Motus erat fere iisdem

A commotion was almost in the same

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temporibus, in citeriore atque ulteriore Gallia,

times (time), in hither and farther Gaul,

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item in Piceno agro, Bruttio, Apulia. Namque

also in the Picene land, in Bruttium, Apulia. For

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illi quos Catilina dimiserat antea agere

they whom Catiline had sent-off [before] (began) to do

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cuncta simul inconsulte, ac veluti

all (things) at-the-same-time inconsiderately, and as-if

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per dementiam: effecerant plus timoris

through madness: they had effected more of fear

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quam periculi nocturnis conciliis, portationibus

than of danger by nightly councils, by conveyances.

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armorum atque telorum, festinando, agitando

of arms and of weapons, by hastening, by agitating

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omnia. Quintus Metellus Celer, caussa. cognita,

all (things). Quintus Metellua Celer, the cause being known,

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conjecerat complures ex eo numero in vincula,

had cast many of that number [into prison],

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ex consulto senatas. Caius Murena item,

according-to a decree of the senate. Caius Murena (did) likewise,

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in citeriore Gallia, qui legatus praeerat ei

in hither Gaul, who (as) lieutenant was-over to that

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provinciae, At Lentulus cum caeteris,

[presided over that] province, But Lentulus with the others,

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qui erant principes conjurationis, magnis copiis

who were chiefs of the conspiracy, great forces

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paratis Romae, uti videbatur, constituerat,

having been prepared at Rome, as it did appear, had appointed,

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uti cum Catilina venisset cum exercitu

that when Catiline might have come (had come) with an army

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in Faesulanum agrum, Lucius Bestia, tribunus

into the Faesulan land, Lucius Bestia, tribune

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plebis, concione habita, quereretur de

of the commons, an assembly being held, should complain of

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actionibus Ciceronis, que imponeret invidiam

the proceedings of Cicero, and place the odium

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gravissimi belli optumo oonsuli;

of (this) most-serious war to (on) the most-excellent consule

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eo signo, proxuma nocte, caetera multitudo

by that sign (signal), [the nexe night], the remaining multitud

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conjurationis exsequeretur quisque suum negotium.

[of the conspiracy] should execute each his-own business (part).

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Sed ea dicebantur divisa hoc modo,

But those (parts) were said (to be) divided in this manner,

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uti Statilius et Gabinius, cum magna manu,

that Statilius and Gabinius, with a great band,

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incenderent duodecim opportuna loca urbis

should set-fire-to twelve opportune places of the city

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simul, quo tumultu facilior aditus fieret

at-the-same-time, in which tumult an easier acceess might be made

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ad consulem, que caeteros quibus insidiae parabantur.

to the consul, and the others for whom snares were prepared.

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Cethegus obsideret januam Ciceronis, que

[That] Cethegus should block-up the gate of Cicero, and

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aggrederetur eum vi ; autem alius

should attack him with force; but another (should attack)

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alium: sed filii familiarum, quorum maxuma pars

another: but the sons of families of whom the greatest part

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erat ex nobilitate, interficerent parentes:

was of the nobility, should murder (their) parents;

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simul omnibus perculsis eaede et incendio,

at the-same-time all being stricken by slaughter and by burning,

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erumperent ad Catilinam. Inter haec

they should burst-forth (sally) to Catiline. Among these

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parata atque decreta, Cethegus querebatur

prepared (preparations) and determinations, Cethegus did ccmplain

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semper de ignavia. sociorum: illos

always of the remissness or (his) associates: [that] those

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corrumpere magnas opportunitates

to corrupt (mar) [did mar] great opportunities

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dubitando et prolatando dies;

by hesitating and deferring days [and putting off the time for executing the plot]

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esse opus in tali periculo, facto

to be need in such danger, for deed

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non consulto: que se, si pauci

not for deliberation : and [that] himself, If a few

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adjuvarent, aliis languentibus, facturum

would assist, others being-remiss, about-to-make [wouId make]

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impetum in curiam. Erat natura ferox,

an attack against the senate-house, He was by nature fierce,

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vehemens, promptus manu; putabat maxumum

vehement, ready in hand (action); he did think the greatest

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bonum in celeritate. Sed Allobroges conveniunt

good (to be) in despatch, But the Allobroges assemble (meet)

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caeteros per Gabinium, ex praecepto

the rest through Gabinius, according-to the directions

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Ciceronis: postulant jusjura.ndum, quod perferant

of Cicero: they require an oath, Which they may carry

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signatum ad civis (cives), ab Lentulo,

sealed to the citizens [of their state], from Lentulus,

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Cethego, Statilio, item Cassio: eos haud

Cethegus, Statilius, also from Cassius: [that] those not

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posse facile impelli aliter ad tantum

to be-able [could not] easily to be impelled otherwise so-great

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negotium. Caeteri, suspicantes nihil, dant; Cassius

an affair. The others, suspecting nothing, give (it): Cassius

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pollicetur semet venturum brevi eo, ac proficiscitur

promises himself about-to-come shortly [there], and sets-out

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ex urbe paulo ante legatos. Lentulus mittit

from the city a little before the ambassadors, Lentulus sends

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quemdam Titum Volturcium, Crotoniensem, cum his,

certain Titus Volturcium, a Crotonian, with these,

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ut Allobroges confirmarent societatem cum Catilina,

that the Allobroges might strengthen the alliance with Catiline,

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priusquam pergerent domum, fide

before-that they might proceed home, faith (pledges of honour]

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data atque accepta. Ipse dat literas

having been given and received. He gives letters (an epistle)

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Voturcio ad Catilinam, exemplum quarum est

to Volturcius for Catiline, a copy of which is

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scriptum infra.

written beneath.


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