Letter C: ad familiares 10.24
In camp, July 28, 43 B.C.
On May 29, Lepidus, forced by his soldiers, as he claimed in his letter to the senate (Fam. 10.35; cf. also Fam. 10.21.4), joined his forces with those of Antony at Pons Argenteus, and June 30 was declared an hostis by the senate (Fam. 12.10.1). Plancus had not carried out the plan of campaign against Antony, which he had outlined in a previous letter (Ep. XCVIII.), but, after the union of the forces of Antony and Lepidus, recrossed the Isara to wait for D. Brutus, who probably joined him June 12 at Cularo. Octavius, who was slighted by the transfer of Pansa's troops to D. Brutus, pursued a policy of inaction. This is the last extant letter in Cicero's correspondence. Cf. Intr. 65.
in singulas res: for ob singulas res or pro singulis rebus.
mehercules: the form preferred by Plancus. Cf. Fam. 10.11.3; Fam. 10.18.3; Fam. 10.23.1; Fam. 10.23.7. For Cicero's usage, cf. mercule, Ep. XXV.3n.
gratiarum actionem: cf. quamquam gratiarum actionem a te non desiderabam, cum te re ipsa atque animo scirem esse gratissimum, tamen (fotendum est enim) fuit ea mihi periucunda (Cicero to Plancus, Fam. 10.19.1).
amicitias propinquitates : for amicos propinquos. The use of an abstract for a concrete noun seems to be especially common in the case of words expressing an emotion or a state of the mind. Cf. Draeg. Hist. Syn. 12 22-24.
tua observantia: the objective genitive tui would be more regular.
adlaturus : agreeing in gender with amor, as iudicium de me merely expresses one of the means through which the amor found expression.