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DI (F VII, 4)

TO M. MARIUS (AT HIS VILLA NEAR STABIAE)
CUMAE, 16 NOVEMBER
ON the 16th 1 I came to my Cuman villa along with your friend Libo, 2 or rather I should say our friend. I think of going on at once to my Pompeian, 3 but I will give you notice beforehand. I always wish you to be in good health, but especially while I am here. For you see how much we are likely to be together. Wherefore, if you have an appointment with the gout, pray defer it to another day. So take care to be well and expect me in two or three days' time.


1 That is, of the second intercalary month of twenty-eight days in this last year of confusion, answering to 16th of November in the correct calendar.

2 L. Scribonius Libo, whose daughter was married to Sext. Pompeius.

3 Marius's villa looked out on the bay of Stabiae (vol. i., p.258) not far from Cicero's Pompeianum.

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