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[4] He took her in his arms, therefore, and asked her why she grieved. And she, embracing and kissing him, said: ‘Pray dost thou not know, Father, that our Perseus is dead?’ meaning a little pet dog of that name. And Aemilius cried: ‘Good fortune! my daughter, I accept the omen.’ Such, then, is the story which Cicero the orator relates in his work ‘On Divination.’ 1

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