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vŏlo , ōnis, m. 1. volo,
I.a volunteer, first applied to the slaves who, after the battle at Cannæ, were enrolled upon their own expressed desire to serve (cf. Liv. 22, 57, 11; Val. Max. 7, 6, 1): “volones dicti sunt milites, qui post Cannensem cladem usque ad octo milia, cum essent servi, voluntarie se ad militiam obtulere,Paul. Diac. p. 370: “volones, quia sponte hoc voluerunt, appellati,Macr. S. 1, 11, 30: “vetus miles tironi, liber voloni sese exaequari sineret,Liv. 23, 35, 6; 23, 32, 1; Capitol. Anton. Phil. 21, 6; Macr. S. 1, 11, 30.
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