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What sort of plant the trachinia1 is, the authorities do not state. I think that the assurance given by Democritus must be false: for it would be nothing less than a prodigy, for a plant, attached as an amulet, to consume the spleen in so short a time as three days.

1 This plant is unknown. A rose of this name is mentioned in B. xxi. c. 10.

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