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[3] In other ways, too, be was exact and over-scrupulous in the care of his body, so that he actually took a set number of rubbings and walks. By carefully managing his health in this way he kept it free from sickness and able to meet the demands of many great struggles and toils. The house which had been his father's he made over to his brother, and dwelt himself near the Palatine hill,1 in order that those who came to pay their court to him might not have the trouble of a long walk.2

1 In a house purchased after his consulship ( ad fam. v. 6, 2).

2 Cf. the Marius, xxxii. 1.

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