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1 The Parthenium of Celsus, mentioned by Pliny in B. xxi. 104, is not identical with this Perdicium (though there also he gives it that name), but is the Matricaria Parthenium of Linnæus, a different plant. See Notes to C. 19.
2 In reference to what was said at the beginning of the preceding Chapter.
3 Or "pitcher plant."
4 See c. 16 of this Book.
5 Plutarch, in his life of Pericles, tells the same story about the slave, but does not speak of the appearance of Minerva. He relates a story, however, of her appearance to Sylla, pointing out a spot near the Acropolis, where the Parthenium grew.
6 Or "Virgin" plant, Minerva being called "Parthenos," the "virgin."
7 One who "cooks entrails." See B. xxxiv. cc. 19 and 31.
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