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[4] Persarum: the practice of incestuous marriages among the Persian Magi is mentioned by Strabo 15. p. 735τούτοις δὲ καὶ μητράσι συνέρχεσθαι πάτριον νενόμισται” ; cf. also Eur. Andr. 173ff. and scholia; Tert. Apol. p. 10 Persas cum suis matribus misceri Ctesias refert.

[5] gratus accepto carmine: cf. Catul. 67.26n.

[5] carmine: the litanies of these priests are also mentioned in Strabo 15. p. 733.

[6] omentum: etc. cf. Pers. 2.47in flammas iunicum omenta liquescant” .

[6] liquefaciens: cf. Intr. 86f.

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