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 praecepit studio crudelitatis. Isiacos vere 1 2 3 4 pineis usque ad perniciem pectus tundere cogebat, cum Anubim portaret, capita Isiacorum graviter obtundebat ore simulacri. clava non solum leones in veste muliebri et pelle leonina sed etiam homines multos adflixit, debiles pedibus et eos, qui ambulare non possent, in gigantum modum formavit, ita ut a genibus 5 de pannis et linteis quasi dracones tegerentur, 6 eosdemque sagittis confecit. sacra Mithriaca homicidio vero polluit, cum illic 7 aliquid ad speciem timoris vel dici vel fingi soleat.
1 His mistress, who afterwards conspired against him; see c xvii. 1.
2 Called chiridotae Dalmatarum in Pert, viii. 2. It was a long-sleeved tunic reaching to the knee. Dio describes it (lxxii. 17, 2) as made of white silk with gold threads.
3 See note to c. viii. 5.
4 An Egyptian deity regarded as the protector of corpses and tombs and represented with the head of a jackal, or, by the Greeks and Romans, with that of a dog. His cult was often combined with that of Isis, and according to Juvenal
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