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[16] Others are of an allusive type: for example, Domitius Afer, in his defence of Cloatilla, whom Claudius had pardoned when she was accused of having buried her husband, who had been one of the rebels, addressed her sons in his peroration with the words: “Nonetheless, it is your duty, boys, to give your mother burial.”1 Some, again,

1 The point is uncertain. Possibly, as Gesner suggests, the sons were accusing their mother.

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