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β€œ [19] could not keep silence?”1 But to produce the most striking effect this type should be given point by the introduction of a comparison, such as is made by Trachalus in his speech against Spatale, where he says: β€œIs it your pleasure, then, ye laws, the faithful guardians of chastity, that wives should receive a title2 and harlots a quarter?”

[p. 293] In these instances, however, the reflexion may equally well be good or bad.

1 Probably from the lost in Pisonem, since St. Jerome in a letter to Oceanus says postea vero Pisoniano vitio, cum loqui non post, tacere non poterat. But here again the point is obscure.

2 By the lex Julia et Papia Poppaea childless wives were only entitled to a tenth of their husband's estate.

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