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1 From the Greek ὀμφάκιον, being made of unripe grapes. As Fée remarks, that made from the olive is correctly described as a kind of oil, but that made from the grape must have been a rob, or pure verjuice. These two liquids must have had totally different qualities, and resembled each other in nothing but the name. That extracted from the olive is mentioned again in B. xxiii. c. 4, in reference to its medicinal properties.
2 These grapes are described in B. xiv. c. 4 and c. 11.
3 "Reliquum corpus." It is not clear what is the meaning of this. The passage is either in a corrupt state, or defective.
4 A singular metal, one would think, for keeping verjuice in.
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