Tacitus [Cornelius Tacitus]

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  • Editor’s Note5Exim biduum criminibus obiciendis statuitur utque sex
  • 26dierum spatio interiecto reus per triduum defenderetur. tum
  • Editor’s Note7Fulcinius vetera et inania orditur, ambitiose avareque habitam
  • Editor’s Note8Hispaniam; quod neque convictum noxae reo, si recentia pur-
  • Editor’s Note9garet, neque defensum absolutioni erat, si teneretur maioribus
  • 3Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus10flagitiis. post quem Servaeus et Veranius et Vitellius consimili
  • 11studio, et multa eloquentia Vitellius, obiecere odio Germanici
  • 12et rerum novarum studio Pisonem vulgus militum per licentiam
  • Editor’s Note13et sociorum iniurias eo usque conrupisse, ut parens legionum a
  • 14deterrimis appellaretur; contra in optimum quemque, maxime
  • Editor’s Note15in comites et amicos Germanici saevisse; postremo ipsum devo-
  • Editor’s Note16tionibus et veneno peremisse; sacra hinc et immolationes nefan-
  • pg 408Editor’s Note1das ipsius atque Plancinae, petitam armis rem publicam, utque
  • Editor’s Note2reus agi posset, acie victum.

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Editor’s Note
5. biduum … statuitur. On the change of construction to 'utque' see Introd. v. § 91, 8. The time fixed was longer than what was usually allowed by such rules as those of the 'lex Pompeia': cp. Dial. 38, 2; Pl. Epp. 4. 9, 9.
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7. Fulcinius: see c. 10, 1.
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ambitiose avareque habitam, 'administered with intrigue and extortion.' 'Provincia avare habita' is repeated in 13. 30, 1. Here 'ambitiose' might be taken to express his behaviour to his soldiers (cp. 'ambitionem militarem' c. 14, 1); or more probably the two words express his conduct to different classes of provincials, as in Agr. 30, 5 'si locuples hostis est, avari, si pauper, ambitiosi.'
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8. convictum, 'if proved ': cp. 14. 5, 1; 40, 5; also Cic. Caes., &c.
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9. defensum, 'if refuted': cp. 'miscendo quae defendere nequibat' H. 4. 41, 4. This application of the word is rare, but analogous to the sense of repelling or warding off. On the concise use of these participles cp. Introd. v. § 54.
Critical Apparatus
10. postq; (postque): text R, post quae Baiter.
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10. post quern. The reading 1 post quae' follows that generally received in 2. 57, 4. In c. 33, 1 two similar abbreviations 'interq;' and 'neq;' occur in the same sentence, and the general consensus of editors reads for the first 'inter quae,' for the second 'ne quem.' 'Post quae 'is found in 1. 13, 1; 2. 86, 1, &c.; 'post quos' in 6. 19, 1; H. 2. 38, 4.
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Servaeus: see 2. 56, 5. Though apparently less prominent than the two others, he is coupled with them again in c. 19, 1. The speech of Vitellius was extant in the time of PI. Mai.: see note on 2. 73, 5.
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13. parens legionum: see 2. 55, 4.
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15. devotionibus et veneno: see 2. 69, 5.
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16. sacra et immolationes, referring to his thank-offerings (2. 75, 3), called 'nefandae,' as an outrage on public feeling, as well as an impiety to the house of Caesar (cp. 'vox nefaria' c. 50, 1).
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1. petitam armis rem publicam: see 2. 80; 81.
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2. reus agi: cp. 14. 18, 2; 15. 20, 1; and 'tamquam reos ageret' (Liv. 24. 25, 1). Ritt. notes this use of 'agere' as an equivalent of διώκειν‎.
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