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1 the claimant says that Clusinius Figulus, the son of Urbinia, on the defeat of the army in which he was serving, fled and after various misfortunes, being even even kept in captivity by the king, at length returned to Italy and his own home in the Marrucine district, where he was recognised. To this Pollio replies that he had been a slave to two masters at Pisaurum, that he had practised medicine, and finally, after receiving his freedom, inserted himself into a gang of slaves who were for sale2 and was at his own request purchased by himself.

1 i. 11. and VII. ii. 4.

2 For another meaning of venalis, newly-bought, see VIII. ii. 8.

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