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SALLUSTII CATILINA

CHAPTER 16

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



Galli fatentur eadem, at coarguunt Lentulum

The Gauls confess the same, but they convict Lentulus

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dissimulantem, praeter literas sermonibus,

dissembling, beside the letters (letter), by discourses,

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quos ille solitus-erat habere, regnum

which he had been accustomed to have [with them] the kingdom

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Romae portendi tribus Corneliis ex Sibyllinis

of Rome to be foretold to three Cornelii out-of the Sibylline

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libris: Cinnam atque Sullam antea; se

books: Cinna and Sylla (possessed it) before himself

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esse tertium, cui fatum foret

to be the third, to whom fate would be [whose fate it would be]

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potiri urbis; praeteres illum esse vigesimum

to be-master of the city; moreover that to be the twentieth

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annum ab Capitolio incenso, quem

year from the Capitol being burned, which (year)

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haruspices saepe respondissent ex

the soothsayers often might have answered (had answered) from

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prodigiis fore cruentum civili bello. Igitur

prodigies to be-about-to-be bloody by civil war. Therefore

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literis perlectis, cum omnes

the letters having been read-through, when all

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cognoviscent sua signa, senatus

might have known (had admitted) their-own signs (seals), the senate

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decernit, ut Lentulus, magistratu abdicato, que

decrees, that Lentulus, the magistracy being resigned, and

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item caeteri, habeantur in liberis custodiis.

likewise the rest, mightr be kept in free custodies (in the custody of private persons)

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Itaque traduntur,

therefore they are delivered (thus)

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Lentulus Publio Lentulo Spintheri, qui erat tum

Lentulus to Publius Lentulus Spinther, who was then

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aedilis; Cethegus Quinto Cornificio; Statilius Caio

edile; Cethegus to Quintus Cornificius; Statilius to Caius

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Caesari ; Gabinius Marco Crasso; Ceparius (nam is

Caesar; Gabinius to Marcus Crassus; Ceparius (for he

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retractus-erat paulo ante ex fuga) Cneio

had been brought-back a little before from flight) to Cneius

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Terentio, senatori. Interea plebes, conjuratione

Terentius, a senator. Mean-time the commons, the conpiraoy

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patefacta, quae primo cupida novarum rerum,

being discovered, who at first (being) desirous of new things (a revolution),

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favebat nimis bello, mente

did favour too-much to the war, (their) mind

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mutata, exsecrari consilia Catilinre, tollere,

being changed, (began) to execrate the designs of Catiline, to raise

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Ciceronem ad coelum; velut erepta ex servitute

Cicero to heaven as if rescued from slavery (they)

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agitabat gandium atque laetitiam. Namque

did agitate (display) joy and gladness. For

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putabat alia facinora. belli fore

(the common people) did think other exploits of war to be about-to-be

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praedae magis quam detrimento, vero

for booty rather than [to themselves] injury, but

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incendium crudele, immoderatum, ac maxume

burning (to be) cruel, immoderate, and chiefly

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calamitosum sibi; quippe cui omnes

calamitous to themselves; because (an order) to whom all

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copiae erant in quotidiano usu et cultu corporis.

supplies were in daily use and dress of body. [Since all their property

consisted of things in daily use, and of clothing].

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Post eum diem, quidam Lucius Tarquinius

After that day, a certain Lucius Tarquillius

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adductus-erat ad senatum, quem aiebant

had been brought-up to the senate, whom they did say

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retractum ex itinere,

(to have been) brought-back from (his) journey, (when)

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proficiscentem ad Catilinam. Cum is diceret

setting-out to Catiline. When he might say (said)

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se indicaturum de

himself about-to-inform [that he would intorm] concerning.

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conjuratione, si publica :fides data-esset,

the conspiracy, if the public faith might have been given [to him for safety],

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jussus a consule edicere quae sciret,

being ordered by the consul to declare what he might know,

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edocet senatum fere eadem quae Volturcius,

he informs the senate almost the same (things) which Volturcius (did),

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de incendiis paratis, de eaede bonorum,

of burnings having been prepared, of the murder of good (men),

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de itinere hostium: praeterea, se missum a

of the march of the enemies: moreover, himself being sent by

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Marco Crasso, qui nunciaret Catilinae,

Marcus Crassus who might tell (to tell) to Catiline, (that)

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Lentulus, et Cethegus, que alii ex conjuratione,

Lentulus, and Cethegus, and others of the conspiracy,

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deprehensi ne-terrerent eum; que

having been apprehended should not-affright him; and

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properaret magis eo accedere ad urbem,

he should hasten the more therefore to-approach to the city,

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qua et reficeret animos caeterorum,

In-order-that and (both) he might refresh the minds of the rest,

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et illi eriperentur facilius e periculo. Sed

and they might be rescued the more-easily from danger. But

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ubi Tarquinius nominavit Crassum, nobilem hominem,

when Tarquinius named Crassus, a noble man,

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maxumis divitiis, summa potentia, alii

with the greatest riches, the highest power, some

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rati rem incredibilem, pars, tametsi

having supposed the thing incredible, a part, although

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existumabant verum, tamen, quia tanta vis

they did think (it) true, yet, because so-great influence

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hominis videbatur leniunda. magis quam

of the man did seem to-be-softened rather than

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exagitande

to-be-povoked [a man of such great infuence ought to be soothed rather than provoked]

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in tali tempore, plerique obnoxii

in such a time, many subservient

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Crasso ex privatis negotiis, conclamant,

to Crassus from private affairs, cry-out, [that]

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indicem esse falsum, que postulant uti

the informer to be [was] false, and require that

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referatur de ea re. Itaque,

It may be referred (to the senate) concerning that thing. Therefore,

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Cicerone consulente, frequens senatus

Cicero consulting (presiding), a crowded senate

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decernit, indicium Tarquinii videri

decrees, the information of Tarquinius to be seem (to seem)

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falsum, que eum retinendum in vinculis;

false, and him [to be] kept in bonds [prison]

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que potestatem ne amplius faciundam,

and power (of divulging) not more to-be-made, [and that he be not allowed to proceed in his testimony],

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nisi indicaret

unless he might inform

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de eo, consilio cujus mentitus-esset

of him, by the advice of whom he might have (had) forged

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tantam rem. Erant eo tempore, qui

so-great a thing. There were at that time, (persons), who

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existumarent illud machinatum a Publio

might think (thought) that plotted by Publius

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Autronio, quo Crasso appellato, potentia illius

Autronius, in-order-that Crassus being named, the power or him

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tegeret reliquos facilius, per societatem

might screen the rest more-easily, by (his) share

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periculi. Alii aiebant Tarquinium

of (in the) danger. Others did say Tarqulnius

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immiesum a Cicerone, ne Crassus, suo

sent-in (suborned) by Cicero, lest Crassus, by his

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more conturbaret rempublicam,

custom [as was his custom] might disturb the republic,

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patrocinio malorum suscepto. Ego postea

the patronage of the bad being undertaken [by him]. I afterwards

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audivi Crassum ipsum praedicantem illam tantam

heard Crassus [himself] openly declaring that so-great

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contumeliam impositam sibi as Cicerone.

an insult (to have been) placed to (on) him by Cicero.


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