Flashcards in Section 5E(i) The Tullianum Deck (16):
postquam senātus in Catōnis sententiam discessit, ...
After the senate approved [lit. went over to] the opinion of Cato, ...
... Cicerō, ueritus nē quid eā nocte nouārētur, ...
... Cicero, having become afraid that changes would be made in any respect [quid] on that night,
... triumuirōs omnia, quae ad supplicium postulābantur, parāre iubet.
... orders the triumvirs [executioners] to prepare all things which were required [demanded] for punishment.
dum triumuirī, ab eō iussī, haec parābant, ...
While the triumvirs, having been ordered by him, were preparing these things, ...
... cōnsul praesidia dispōnēbat.
... the consul was preparing guards.
ipse praesidiīs dispositīs Lentulum in carcerem dēdūcit.
He himself, after the guards have been stationed, leads Lentulus down into the prison.
cēterī carcerem intrant ā praetōribus dēductī.
The others enter the prison, after being led down by the praetors.
est in carcere locus, Tulliānum appellātus, circiter duodecim pedēs humī dēpressus, ...
There is in the prison a place, called the Tullianum, sunk about twelve feet in the ground, ...
... cuius faciēs incultū, tenebrīs, odōre foedāta, terribilis est.
... the appearance of which is frightful with neglect, shadows, befouled stench.
in eum locum dēmissus Lentulus ibi manēbat, ...
Having been sent down into that place Lentulus was remaining there, ...
dum uindicēs rērum capitālium, quibus praeceptum erat, laqueō gulam frangerent;
... until the executioners of capital crimes, to whom this had been ordered, broke his neck with a noose;
quod tandem fēcērunt.
which at length they did.
ita ille patricius, ex gente clārissimā Cornēliōrum, ...
In this way a patrician, from the most famous clan of the Cornelii, ...
... quī cōnsulāre imperium Rōmae habuerat, ...
... who had held consular power at Rome, ...
... dignam mōribus factīsque suīs mortem inuēnit.
... found a death worthy of his morals and his deeds.