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[66] At times, again, the picture which we endeavour to present is fuller in detail, as, for example, in the following description of a luxurious banquet, which is also from Cicero,1 since he by himself is capable of supplying admirable examples of every kind of oratorical ornament: “I seemed to see some entering, some leaving the room, [p. 249] some reeling under the influence of the wine, others yawning with yesterday's potations. The floor was foul with wine-smears, covered with wreaths half-withered and littered with fishbones.”

1 From the lost pro Gallio.

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