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1 Hirpinius is the more common reading. He is mentioned in B. viii. c. 78. If the reading "Lupinus" is adopted, nothing seems to be known of this epicurean trifler.
2 Our periwinkles.
3 See B. iii. c. 17.
4 Off the coast of Africa, see B. v. c. 1. These periwinkles, or sea-snails, are again mentioned in B. xxx. c. 15.
5 "Sapa." Must, or new wine, boiled down to one half, according to Pliny; and one third, according to Varro.
6 The "quadrans" contained three cyathi, and was the fourth part of a sextarius, which consisted of about a pint and a-half; in which case the contents of one of their shells would be no less than fifteen quarts!! A statement to which no credit can be attached, unless, indeed, the sea-snail was something quite different to our periwinkle.
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