This idea he expresses in a letter to his wife written from Brundisium.
Sica had said that he would accompany me; but he has left Brundisium.
He was expecting the arrival of a ship which was to touch for him, on its way from Ambracia to Brundisium.
In the autumn of this year Cicero had himself landed at Brundisium.
After crossing the Alps again and hurrying through Italy, he arrived at Brundisium about the winter solstice.
He had brought back his victorious army from the East to Brundisium, and had then disbanded his legions.
Cæsar he knows is near at hand, but he almost hopes that he will not come to Brundisium.
It was the usual port of landing and departure from and for Brundisium (distant about 100 miles).
As he journeyed back from Vibo to Brundisium friends were very kind to him, in spite of the law.
This coincidence was noticed and celebrated with warm congratulations by the citizens of Brundisium.