For the series of infinitives, cf. notes, 5: nosci, etc.; G. 30: praeponere, etc. Nec poena contentus esse. Nor was he always content with punishment, but oftener with repentance. Mere punishment without reformation did not satisfy him; reformation without punishment satisfied him better. See Doed. in loc. Here too some have called in the aid of zeugma. Auctionem. Al. exactionem.
The former is the reading of the greater part of the MSS. and the later German editions. Auctionem tributorum refers to the increased tribute exacted by Vesp. cf. Sueton. Vesp. 16: auxisse tributa provinciis, nonnullis et duplicasse. Munerum. Duties, burdens. Circumcisis. Cf. note, 2: expulsis. etc., and 11: amissa virtute. Namque cogebantur.