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1 So called from his victory over the Allobroges.
2 In allusion to the case of P. Cornelius Rufinus, the consul, who was denounced in the senate by the censors C. Fabricius Luscinus and Q. Æmilius Rufus, for being in possession of a certain quantity of silver plate. This story is also referred to in B. xviii. c. 8, where ten pounds is the quantity mentioned.
3 This is said ironically.
4 Sextus Ælius Pœtus Catus, Consul B.C. 198.
6 L. Paulus Æmilius.
7 It being lent from house to house. This, no doubt, was said ironically, and as a sneer at their poverty.
8 Now Arles. It was made a military colony in the time of Augustus. See B. iii. c. 5, and B. x. c. 57.
9 "Pellitum." There has been considerable doubt as to the meaning of this, but it is most probable that the "privilege of the fur," or in other words, a license to be clad in certain kinds of fur, was conferred on certain men of rank in the provinces. Holland considers it to be the old participle of "pello," and translates the passage "banished out of the country and nation where his father was born."
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