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When Verres had thus been convicted, Cicero assessed his fine at seven hundred and fifty thousand denarii,1 and was therefore accused of having been bribed to make the fine a low one. The Sicilians, however, were grateful to him, and when he was aedile brought him from their island all sorts of live stock and produce; from these he derived no personal profit, but used the generosity of the islanders only to lower the price of provisions.

1 See the note on iii. 2.

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