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 demittant. Nec absint greges armentorum ceterorumque quadrupedum 1culta et dumeta pascentium. 2 3 4 5 [p. 42] Sed haec positio, quam desideramus, difficilis et rara paucis contingit; proxima est huic, quae plurima ex his habet; tolerabilis, quae non paucissima.
2 subriserit vel surriserit R plerique: subscripserit vulgo.
3 aliis cultis (deest codd.) Gesn.: aliis ac cultis Schn.
4 vinetisque R, plerique edd.
5 quadripedum SAa, Lundstrōm. a Not found in Cato as now extant; but cf. the sentiment of Cato, 2, and especially 5. 2, where the overseer is enjoined not to consider himself wiser than his master. Pliny (N.H. XVIII. 36), after citing the instructions of Cato as to the qualifications for an overseer, considers it sufficient to add
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