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A Neapolitan courtesan, whose real name was perhaps Gratidia, beloved by Horace; but when she deserted him he revenged himself by holding her up to contempt as an old sorceress ( Epod. v.; Sat. i. 8), though his famous palinode ( Carm. i. 16), beginning O matre pulchra filia pulchrior is thought by some to have been intended as an apology to her.

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