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[4] And since the one who had uttered the abuse was charged with effeminate practices, ‘With what effrontery,’ said Caius, ‘canst thou compare thyself with Cornelia? Hast thou borne such children as she did? And verily all Rome knows that she refrained from commerce with men longer than thou hast, though thou art a man.’ Such was the bitterness of his language, and many similar examples can be taken from his writings.

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