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or HATE'RIUS, a Roman jurisconsult, who was probably contemporary with Cicero, and gave occasion to one of that great orator's puns. Cicero writes to L. Papirius Paetus (ad Fam. 9.18), Tu istic te Ateriano jure delectato: ego me hie Hirtiano. "While you are amusing yourself with the law (jus) of Aterius, let me enjoy my pea-fowl here with the capital sauce (jus) of my friend Hirtius."


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