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1 "Pro indiviso."
2 "Dimidia et medicamina adduntur." This, no doubt, is the sense of the passage, as it is evident that only a thinner dye was required for tint, though at first sight it would appear as though one-half more were required for the same quantity of wool. The quantity therefore would be 155 1/2 pounds of dye to fifty pounds of wool.
3 Tantoque dilutior, quanto magis vellera esuriunt." This seems to be the meaning of the passage: some commentators would read "dilucidior" for "dilutior," and it would appear to be preferable.
4 There can be little doubt that Salmasius is right in his conjecture that the reading here should be "quingentos," "five hundred," instead of "quinquagenos," "fifty:" as it is evident from what Pliny has said in previous Chapters, that the juices of the pelagia were considerably more valuable than those of the buccinum.
5 He states this by way of warning to those who are in the habit of paying enormous prices for dyes, such as one hundred denarii for a pound, as mentioned in the last Chapter.
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