Cicero- De Imperio Chapters 32

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Quam provinciam tenuistis a praedonibus liberam per hosce annos?
What province have you had freed form pirates in all these years?
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quod vectigal vobis tutum fuit? quem socium denfendistis? cui praesidio classibus vestris fuistis?
What revenue has been safe for you? What ally have you defended? To whom have you been any assistance with your fleets?
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quam multas existimatis insulas esse desertas? quam multas aut metu relictas aut a praedonibus captas urbis esse sociorum?
How many islands do you think have been deserted? How many cities of allies have been either abandoned out of fear or captured by pirates?
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Sed quid ego lonquiqua commemoro? Fuit hoc quondam, fuit proprium populi Romani, longe a domo bellare,
But why do i bring up distant things? This was once the case, was once in keeping with the Roman People, to wage war far from home
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et propugnaculis imperi sociorum fortunas, non sua tecta defendere. Sociis ego nostris mare per hos annos clausum fuisse dicam,
and to defend the fortunes of allies with the defences of the empire, not their own homes. Am I to say that the sea has been closed to our allies for all these years,
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*** exercitus vestri numquam a Brundisio nisi hieme summa trasmiserint?
when your armies have never crossed from Brundisium except for at the height of winter?
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Qui ad vos ab exteris nationibus venirent captos querar, *** legati populi Romani redempti sint?
Am I to complain that those who came to you from foreign nations have been captured, when the ambassadors of the Roman people have been ransomed?
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Mercatoribus tutum mare non fuisse dicam, *** duodecim secures in praedonum potestatem pervenerint?
Am I to say that the sea was not safe for merchants, when 2 praetors came under the power of pirates?
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and to defend the fortunes of allies with the defences of the empire, not their own homes. Am I to say that the sea has been closed to our allies for all these years,

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