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[38] It is only on [p. 459] rare occasions that it is possible to make them visible to the eye, as Gaius Julius1 did when Helvius Mancia kept clamouring against him. “I will show you what you're like!” he cried, and then, as Mancia persisted in asking him to do so, pointed with his finger at the picture of a Gaul painted on a Cimbric shield, a figure to which Mancia bore a striking resemblance. There were shops round the forum and the shield had been hung up over one of them by way of a sign.

1 Cic. de Or. II. lxvi. 266.

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