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circum tabernas, i.e. among the artisans. The Roman shops were like little stalls along the street, open in front, with a "long room," or perhaps two, at the back.

cubile ac lectulum: both words mean nearly the same thing, and imply a very humble way of living.

otiosum, peaceable; so oti (1.6).

quorum relates to eorum, three lines above.

incensis, Sc. tabernis.

futurum fuit fuisset; ยง 517, d (308, d); G. 597, R3 H. 582 (51 I, 2); H-B. 581, a; the protasis is implied in incensis.

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