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Lewis : evoco

evoco, ēvŏco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., to call out, call forth; to bring out, draw forth (class. —syn. invito, cito, etc.). Lit. In gen.: (Tullia) evocavit virum e curia, Liv. 1, 48: gubernatorem a navi huc, Plaut. Am. 3, 3, 12: aliquem huc foras, id. Cas. 2, 3, 54; id. Bacch. 5, 1, 29; id. Poen. 1, 2, 46: hinc foras, id. Rud. 2, 5, 22: intus foras, id. Men. 1, 3, 35; id. Ps. 2, 2, 10: aliquem ante ostium, id. Men. 4, 2, 111: mercatores undique ad se, to call together, summon, Caes. B. G. 4, 20, 4; cf.: aliquem litteris, Cic. Att. 2, 24: nostros ad pugnam, to call out, challenge, Caes. B. G. 5, 58, 2.

Transf., of inanimate things (mostly post-Aug.): sucum quasi per siphonem, Col. 9, 14, 15; cf.: materiam ad extremas partes fricatione, Cels. 4, 14: abortum, Plin. 28, 19, 77, § 251: ut in longitudinem potius quam in latitudinem evocetur (salix), Col. 4, 31, 2; cf.: vitis evocata ad fructum, Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 182.

In partic. Relig. t. t.: deum, to call a deity out of a besieged city, Liv. 1, 55, 4; 5, 21, 5; cf. Macr. S. 3, 9, 2; Dig. 1. 8, 9.

In civil and milit. lang., to call out, summon to appear, sc. soldiers to military service: (Metellus) evocat ad se Centuripinorum magistratus et decemprimos, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 67; cf. id. ib. 2, 3, 28: senatum omnem ad se Decetiam, Caes. B. G. 7, 33: principes cujusque civitatis ad se, id. ib. 5, 54, 1; cf. id. B. C. 1, 35, 1: omnes (senatores), id. ib. 1, 3, 1: centuriones, id. ib. 1, 3, 4 et saep.: nominatim nobilissimum et fortissimum quemque ex omnibus civitatibus, id. ib. 1, 39, 2; cf. id. B. G. 3, 20, 2; 5, 4, 2; 7, 39, 1: reliquas legiones ex hibernis, id. B. C. 1, 8, 1: equites ex municipiis, id. ib. 1, 23, 2: hanc (legionem) initio tumultus, id. ib. 1, 7 fin.: magnam partem oppidanorum ad bellum, id. B. G. 7, 58, 4; cf. id. ib. 7, 44 fin.: multos undique spe praemiorum, id. B. C. 1, 3, 2; cf. id. B. G. 6, 34, 8; Liv. 4, 9 al.

Trop.: probitas non praemiorum mercedibus evocata, called forth, elicited, Cic. Fin. 2, 31; cf. Quint. 1, 1, 20: misericordia nullius oratione evocata, called forth, produced, Cic. Deiot. 14, 40; cf. indicium, Plin. 28, 4, 12, § 47: iram, Sen. de Ira, 3, 8: risum lugentibus, id. Ep. 29: ad aliquem honorem evocatus, Caes. B. G. 7, 57, 3: eas (tacitas cogitationes) evocat in medium, Liv. 9, 17: aliquem in saevitiam ac violentiam, Sen. de Ira, 3, 5; cf.: aliquem in laetitiam, id. ib. 2, 21 al.; cf. Gron. Sen. Ep. 47, 17.—Hence, Part.: ēvŏcā-tus, a, um; as subst. (cf. evoco, B. 2.): ēvŏcāti, ōrum, m., soldiers who, having served out their time, were called upon to do military duty as volunteers, veterans, Caes. B. G. 7, 65 fin.; Cic. Fam. 3, 6, 5; Sall. C. 59, 3; Suet. Aug. 56 al.