Letter LXXIV: ad Atticum 12.32
Astura, Mar. 28,45 B.C.
mea manu: cf. Intr. 64.
Publilia: cf. Intr. 52.
Publilio: the brother of Publilia.
tum: Publilia seems to have felt some jealousy of the devotion which Cicero showed for his daughter, and the failure on Publilia's part to show a proper feeling at Tullia's death led him to separate from her.
illas litteras non esse illius: sc. but dictated by her mother.
alio: sc. discedam.
nollem, I am sorry.
ut scribis: i.e. quemadmodum scribere soles (Boot).