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in hoc nomine, at this item (i.e. wondering why Verres should have taken these).

commoveri, were surprised.

satis esset, i.e. they were only curiosities. Any natural object which was, in the view of the ancients, out of the common order of nature was regarded as a monstrum or prodigium, and as therefore associated in some w-ay with the gods ; hence such objects were frequently dedicated in temples.

id merely repeats hastas.


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