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[12] For Tinga of Placentia, if we may believe Hortensius who takes him to task for it, committed two barbarisms in one word by saying precula for pergula: that is to say he substituted c for g, and transposed r and e. On the other hand [p. 85] when Ennius writes Mettocoque Fufetioeo,1 where the barbarism is twice repeated, he is defended on the plea of poetic licence.

1 The barbarism lies in the use of the old Greek terminationoeo in the genitive.

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