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[2] but at Hipponium, a city of Lucania,1 which is now called Vibo, Vibius, a Sicilian, who had profited much from Cicero's friendship and particularly by being made prefect of engineers during his consulship, would not receive him in his house, but sent him word that he would assign him his country-place for residence; and Caius Vergilius, the praetor of Sicily, who had been on most intimate terms with Cicero, wrote him to keep away from Sicily.2

1 Rather Bruttium.

2 Cf. Cicero, pro Plancio, 40, 95 ff.

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