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2 Author or Saturae Menippeae (now lost), which no doubt burlesqued the Stoic “perfect man,”totus teres atque rotundus.
3 Because Juno was et soror et coniunx.
4 Marriage with a half-sister was allowed at Athens; the Egyptian royal family married brother and sister.
5 Another proverb of uncertain meaning; probably “because people like nice things at Rome, as they do everywhere.”
6 Perhaps alluding to a mock marriage of Silius and Messalina.
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