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ter . . . tria. Cf. Fast. IV. 551, terque manu permulsit eum, tria carmina dixit. The number three and multiples of it have a special association with magic, as in the story of Medea, VII. 153, 189, 261 and 324. Cf. 58, XIII. 952.

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