Letter LVIII: ad familiares 14.15
Brundisium, June 19, 47 B.C.
si vales, benest: this form of greeting is indicated by the abbreviation (s. v. b.) in Fam. 7.29. Cf. also Ravennaest, Ep. XXXI.4n.
ut [gap in text] scripseram : sc. Ep. LVII.
mutavimus consilium : young Marcus apparently remained in Rome until the following year, when he set out for Athens to pursue his studies there; cf. Intr. 54 and Att. 11.18.1 .
de illius adventu: Caesar arrived at Tarentum from the East Sept. 24.
Sica: cf. Ep. X.