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[3] Again, when Deinocrates the Messenian, who had taken too much wine at a drinking-party in Rome, and after putting on a woman's robe had executed a dance, on the following day asked Titus to assist him in his plan to separate Messene from the Achaean league, Titus said he would consider the matter; ‘But I am amazed,’ said he, ‘that when thou hast matters of so great moment in hand, thou canst dance and sing at a drinking party.’ 1

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