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1 Meaning the people of Italy.
2 It is somewhat difficult to say whether Tiberius, the predecessor, or Claudius, the successor of Caligula, is meant; most probably the latter, as the former's reign would have been in the times of "our fathers."
3 Asia Minor.
4 "Cum apparuisset." He is probably wrong here, for leprosy was known in Asia from the very earliest times.
5 This assertion as to the slaves and lower orders is somewhat doubtful, though it is very possible that the diet and habits of the higher orders may have predisposed them more particularly for the attacks of the diseases.
6 "Osculi," "kissing;" a nauseous and silly practice, still adhered to, between bearded men even, in many parts of Europe.
7 Upwards of £1500.
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