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1 Probably the same person as the C. Hirrius Posthumius, who is mentioned as a voluptuary by Cicero, De Fin. B. ii. c. 22, § 70. Varro speaks of him, as expending the rent of his houses, amounting to twelve millions of sesterces, in bait for his murenæ.
2 This is, probably, the meaning of "quadragies "here, though it has been translated 400,000.
3 See B. iii. c. 9.
4 Porphyry, Tzetzes, and Macrobius relate the same story.
5 See B. vii. c. 18, and B. xxxv. c. 36. Her grandson, Caligula, is supposed to have hastened her death.
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