Letter LV: ad familiares 14.17
Brundisium, Dec. 18, 48 B.C.
s. v. b. e. v.: cf. Intr. 62 and Ep. LVI. n.
Lepta: cf. Ep. XXXV. 22.
Trebatio: see Ep. XXI. introd. note. Lepta and Trebatius had met Cicero at Brundisium. Cicero's state of mind is more fully indicated in a letter written to Atticus (Att. 11.8) at this time.