But we find not a trace of such a
usage in any Latin author. On the contrary phrases
such as devenere locos,1conticuere omnes2 and
consedere duces3 clearly prove that they have nothing to do with the dual. Moreover dixere,4 although Antonius Rufus cites it as proof to the
contrary, is often used by the usher in the courts to
denote more than two advocates.
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