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magno . . . nobis. Heinsius read parvo from inferior MSS., but the same sense, which is obviously necessary, may be ironically expressed by magno, ‘her great power counts for much with us.’ Merkel conjectures magniloquentia, referring to the use of magniloquus in VIII. 396. [Dampno (with precio written above) stet Can.7 Two readings suggest themselves; (1) ut magno (or damno) stet, ‘though her over-great power cost us dear,’ (2) haut magno stat, ‘great as her power is, it costs us but little.’ The second of these is the most plausible. I can't think Merkel's magniloquentia right. R. E.].

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