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[5] For instance, ‘verres’ is the Roman word for a castrated porker; when, accordingly, a freedman named Caecilius, who was suspected of Jewish practices, wanted to thrust aside the Sicilian accusers and denounce Verres himself, Cicero said: ‘What has a Jew to do with a Verres?’ Moreover, Verres had a young son, who had the name of lending himself to base practices. Accordingly, when Cicero was reviled by Verres for effeminacy, ‘You ought,’ said he, ‘to revile your sons at home.’

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