Letter LIII: ad familiares 14.12
Brundisium, Nov. 4, 48 B.C.
With reference to the battle of Pharsalus and Cicero's subsequent movements, cf. Intr. 31-32.
iniuriis: sc. at the hands of the Pompeians, who were angry at his refusal to take charge of their forces after the defeat at Pharsalus.
metuo: on the one hand, Caesar had forbidden the Pompeians to return to Italy, so that the ultimate triumph of the Caesarians would be fraught with danger to Cicero; on the other hand, in view of their anger at him, the success of the Pompeians would be equally dangerous.
in viam nihil est: Terentia had expressed a wish to join him at Brundisium, and the coolness with which Cicero receives the proposal is another indication of the estrangement between husband and wife.
d. pr.: cf. Intr. 62 (end).