Gratus sum, Quirites, quod me, hominem novum, consulem fecistis; alios homines novos multis annis postquam per leges licet, consules fecistis; me unum anno meo consulem creavistis.
[It] is permitted [for] other men-acc. [to become] new-acc.
Like how do you infer "could become" from the latin sentence?
And "alios homines novos" is all in the accusative, right? Doesn't licet take the dative? Or is the subject an implied [it], as in:
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