Letter XCIV: ad familiares 9.24
Rome, before the middle of Feb., 43 B.C.
On Paetus, cf. Ep. LXI, introd. note.
Rufum: we know nothing else of him with certainty except what is told us in this letter.
magnae curae [gap in text] fuisse: his interest was shown in warning Cicero through Paetus of the plans forming against him.
aliae: sc. epistulae, or litterae in a plural sense; cf. litteris, Ep. XCIX.1n.
de me: Cicero is apparently referring here, as in several passages in his Philippics, to plans made against his life by Antony and Antony's friends.
molestus: he was attacking Antony vigorously in the senate, having already delivered eight or nine of his Philippics, while at the same time he was making every effort to mass the forces of the republic against him in the north.