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[4] A single example from Cicero1 will suffice to llustrate all these points. “It is a sin to bind a Roman citizen, a crime to scourge him, little short if the most unnatural murder to put him to death; chat then shall I call his crucifixion?” If he had merely been scourged, we should have had but one tep, indicated by the description even of the lesser offence as a sin, while if he had merely been killed,

1 Verr. v. lxvi. 170.

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