Cicero de Imperio- Chapter 33

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Cnidum aut Colophonem aut Samum, nobilissimas urbes, innumerabilesque alias captas esse commemmorem, *** vostros porus atque eos portus, quibus vitam et spiritum ducitis, in praedonum fuisse potestate sciatis?
need i mention that Cnidus or Colphon or Samos, most noble cities, and countless others were captured, when you know that your own harbours and those harbours, from which you derive life and breath, were in the power of the pirates?
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an vero ignoratis portum Caietae celerberrimum ac plenissimum navium inspectante praetore a praedonibus esse dirptum?
or, indeed, do you not know that the harbour of Caieta, most crowded and full of ships, was plundered by pirates, while the praetor was expecting it?
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ex Miseno autem eius ipsius liberos, qui *** praedonibus antea bellum gesserat, a praedonibus esse sublatos?
and that from Misenum, the children fo teh very man who ahd previously waged war with pirates, were carried off by pirates?
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nam quid ego Ostiense incommodum atque illam labem atque ignominiam rei publicae querar, *** prope inspectabantibus vobis classis ea, cui consul populi Romani praepositus esset, a praedonibus capta atque oppressa est?
for why am i to lament the set-back at Ostia, both a stain and dsigrace to the republic, when, almost while you are watching, that fleet, such which a Roman consul would be put in charge of, was captured and crushed by pirates?
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pro di immortales!
immortal gods!
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tantamne unius hominis incredibilis c divina virtus tam brevi tempore lucem adferre rei publicae potuit, ut vos, qui modo ante ostium Tiberinum classem hostium videbatis,
could the incredible and god-like virtue of one man in so short a time bring so much light to the republic, that you who had only recently been used to seeing and enemy ship in fornt of the mouth of the Tiber,
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nunc nullam intra Oceani ostium praedonum navem esse audiatis?
now hear that there is no pirate ship on this side of mouth of the Ocean? [= the Straight fo Gibralter]
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or, indeed, do you not know that the harbour of Caieta, most crowded and full of ships, was plundered by pirates, while the praetor was expecting it?

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an vero ignoratis portum Caietae celerberrimum ac plenissimum navium inspectante praetore a praedonibus esse dirptum?

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and that from Misenum, the children fo teh very man who ahd previously waged war with pirates, were carried off by pirates?

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for why am i to lament the set-back at Ostia, both a stain and dsigrace to the republic, when, almost while you are watching, that fleet, such which a Roman consul would be put in charge of, was captured and crushed by pirates?

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immortal gods!

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