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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... NOTES I. CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE HELVETII. 1 The Helvctii, or inhabitants of the west of Switzerland, resolved to emigrate into Gaul in spite of Caesar's refusal to grant them permission. One of their divisions was defeated by him with great loss. Notwithstanding this, the remainder resolved to persevere in their attempt. (b.c. 58.) ut flumen transirent. This explanatory clause is logically in apposition to 'quod, ' though grammatically consecutive. The river is the Arar. bello Cassiano. See note on 'veteris incommodi' below. egit. 'Pleaded.' reminisceretur. The indirect form of the imperative. veteris incommodi. An allusion to the defeat of a Roman consul, L. Cassius Longinus, by the Helvetii. (b.c. 107.) magno opere. Often written as one word, 'magnopere.' ipsos. Used instead of 'se, ' referring to the principal subject, to avoid confusion. This is often done when there are several subjects in the sentence. ne committeret. 'He should not cause.' 2 eo . . . quod. 'lie had the less reason for hesitating, because.' 'Eo' is the ablative of measure. ferre. The subject is 'se, ' understood. quo minus. . . accidissent. 'As they had not happened through any fault of the Roman people.' 'Eo' is again the ablative of measure, and corresponding with it we have 'quo, ' which is the same case. qui. The antecedent is 'populi Romani.' alicuius. 'Any whatever.' After 'si' and 'num, ' 'quis' is usually written instead of 'aliquis.' deceptum. Verb, not participle, 'esse' being understood, as also with 'timendum, ' further on. quod si. 'But if.' eo; i.e. Caesar. We should have expected 'se, ' referring to the subject of the principal verb, ' respondit.' He might have written 'ipso.' (See note on 'ipsos, ' I.) This use of 'is' is rare. posse. Remember that continuous questions in th...

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