Cicero- De Imperio Chapters 33

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Cnidum aut Colophonem aut Samum, nobilissimas urbis, unnummerabilisque alias captas esse commemorem
Need I mention that Cnidus, or Colophon, or Samos, most noble cities, and countless others, were captured
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*** vestro portus, atque eos portus quibus vitam ac spiritum ducitis, in praedonum fuisse potestatem sciatis?
when you know that your harbours and those harbours from which you draw the breath of life, have been under the power of pirates?
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An vero ignoratis portum Caietae celeberrimum ac plenissimum navium
Or indeed, are you unaware that the harbour of Caieta, which is the most celebrated and most full of ships
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inspectante praetore a praedonibus esse direptum? ex Miseno autem eius ipsius liberos,
was plundered by pirates while the praetor looked on? And that the children of that man,
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qui *** praedonibus antea ibi bellum gesserat, a praedonibus esse sublatos?
who had previously waged war with pirates there, were carried off from Misenum by pirates?
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Nam quid ego Otiense incommodum atque illam labem atque ignominiam rei publicae querar,
For why should I complain of the disaster at Ostia and that dishonour and disgrace of the Republic
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***, prope inspectantibus vobis, classis ea, cui consul populi Romani praepositus esset
When with you almost watching that fleet, which a consul of the Roman people had been put in charge of,
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a praedonibus capta atque oppressa est? Pro di immortales!
was captured and sunk by the pirates? God forbid!
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tamtamne unius hominis incredibilis ac divina virtus tam brevi tempore lucem adferre rei publicae potuit,
Could the incredible and godlike virtue of one man bring so much light to the Republic in such a short time,
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ut vos, qui modo ante ostium Tiberinum classem hostium videbatis, ei nunc nullam intra Oceani ostium praedonum navem esse audiatis?
that you, who just recently used to see the fleet the enemy in front of the mouth of the Tiber, should now hear that there is not one pirate ship within the straits of Gibraltar?
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