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īsdem temporibus Rōmae ...

In those same times, at Rome, ...

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... Lentulus, sīcutī Catilīna praecēperat,

... Lentulus, just as Catiline had ordered, ...

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... quōscumque nouīs rēbus idōneōs esse crēdēbat, aut per sē aut per aliōs sollicitābat.

... was inciting whomever he believed were suitable for revolution, either by [through] himself or through others.

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igitur P. Vmbrēnō cuidam negōtium dat ...

Therefore he gives to a certain Publius Umbrenus as a task ...

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... ut lēgātōs Allobrogum requīrat ...

... that he seek out ambassadors of the Allobroges ...

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... eōsque impellat ad societātem bellī, ...

... and (that) he urge them to a partnership in [of] war, ...

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... sciēbat enim Lentulus ...

... for Lentulus knew ...

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... Allobrogēs pūblicē prīuātimque aere aliēnō oppressōs ...

... that the Allobroges had been crushed publicly and privately by debt ...

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... et nātūrā gentem Gallicam bellicōsam esse.

... and (that) by nature the Gallic race was warlike.

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exīstimābat igitur fore ut facile ad tāle cōnsilium addūcerentur.

Therefore he thought that it would be easy to lead (them) to such a plan.

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Vmbrēnus, quod in Galliā negōtiātus erat, ...

Umbrenus, because he had done business in Gaul, ...

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plērīsque prīncipibus cīuitātum nōtus erat atque eōs nōuerat;

was known to many of the leaders of the cities and he knew them;

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itaque sine morā, ubī prīmum lēgātōs in forō cōnspexit, ...

and so without delay, when first he caught sight of the ambassadors in the forum, ...

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... rogāuit pauca dē statū cīuitātis et miserō eius cāsū.

... he asked a few things about the status of the their city and its wretched fortune.

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postquam illōs uīdit querī dē auāritiā magistrātuum, ...

After he saw them complain about the greed of the magistrates, ...

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... accūsāre senātum quod in eō nihil auxilī esset, ...

... (and after he saw them) accuse the senate because there was no assistance in it, ...

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... miseriīs suīs remedium mortem exspectāre, ...

... (and after saw that) they awaited death (as) a remedy for their miseries, ...

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... “at ego” inquit, “uōbīs, sī modo uirī esse uultis, ratiōnem ostendam ...

... he said “But I will show to you, if only you wish to man up [be men], a plan, ...

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“... quā tanta ista mala effugiātis.”

“... by which you can escape these evils of yours (that are) so great.”

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haec ubi dīxit, ...

When he said these things, ...

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... Allobrogēs, in maximam spem adductī, ōrāre Vmbrēnum ...

... the Allobroges, led into the greatest hope, begged Umbrenus ...

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... ut suī miserērētur;

... to take pity on them;

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nihil tam difficile esse quod nōn factūrī essent, ...

... (they said that) nothing was so difficult that they would not do it [which they would not do], ...

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... ut cīuitātem aere aliēnō līberārent.

... to free (their) city from debt.

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ille eōs in domum quandam perdūcit quae forō propinqua erat.

He (Umbrenus) brought them to a certain home which was close to the forum.

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praetereā Gabīnium arcessit, ...

Besides that he summoned Gabinius, ...

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... quō māior auctōritās sermōnī inesset ...

... so that a greater authority would be (present) in the conversation ...

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... et quō facilius eīs persuādēret.

... and so that he would persuade them more easily.

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Gabīniō praesente ...

With Gabinius present ...

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... coniūrātiōnem aperit, ...

... he reveals the conspiracy, ...

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... nōminat sociōs, praetereā multōs innoxiōs,

... he names allies, and besides that (names) many innocent (people),

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... quō lēgātīs animus amplior esset.

... so that the spirit of the ambassadors would be greater.

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persuāsit eīs ut operam pollicērentur, ...

He persuaded them to promise (their) assistance, ...

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deinde pollicitōs operam suam domum dīmittit.

and then, when they have promised their assistance, he sends them home [he sends home the having promised ones].

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