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[27] Praise too may be awarded to public works, in connexion with which their magnificence, utility, beauty and the architect or artist must be given due consideration. Temples for instance will be praised for their magnificence, walls for [p. 479] their utility, and both for their beauty or the skill of the architect. Places may also be praised, witness the praise of Sicily in Cicero.1 In such cases we consider their beauty and utility: beauty calls for notice in places by the sea, in open plains and pleasant situations, utility in healthy or fertile localities.

1 in Verr. ii. 1 sqq., iv. 48.

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