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1 Probably the artichoke, the Cinara scolymus of Linnæus. See further on this subject, B. xx. c. 99.
2 About £24 sterling. "Sestertia" has been suggested, which would make the sum a thousand times as much.
3 The ass, of course, excepted, which is fond of thistles.
4 Seventh of March.
5 Thirteenth of November.
6 "Si Dîs placet."
8 This is evidently said contemptuously.
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