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1 XXIV. Manlius] He had been an officer in the army of Sylla, and, having been distinguished for his services, had been placed at the head of a colony of veterans settled about Fæsulæ; but he had squandered his property in extravagance. See Plutarch, Vit. Cic., Dio Cassius, and Appian.
2 Fæsulæ] A town of Etruria, at the foot of the Appennines, not far from Florence. It is the Fesole of Milton:
“At evening from the top of Fesole,
Or in Valdarno to desery new lands, etc. Par. L. i. 289.”
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