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 displicuisse. Omnes enim, sicut M. Varro iam temporibus avorum conquestus est, patres familiae falce et aratro relictis intra murum correpsimus et in circis potius ac theatris quam in segetibus ac vinetis 1manus movemus; attonitique miramur gestus effeminatorum, quod a natura sexum viris 2 [p. 14] denegatum muliebri motu mentiantur decipiantque
2 sic codices recentiores et fere omnes ex Varrone, E.E. II. Praef. 3: vineis SA, Lundslrōm. a According to tradition, Cincinnatus was called from the plough to the dictatorship in 458 B.C, To save the Roman army besieged by the Aequians on Mt. Algidus. He delivered the consul Minucius and his army, resigned the dictatorship, and returned to his little farm after holding the office only sixteen days.Cf. Livy, III. 26-29. b One iugerum—about three-fifths of an acre. c Consul in 282 and 278 B.C., his noble conduct toward Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, led to the evacuation of Italy by that king.
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