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1 Or "rubrica Sinopica;" "red earth of Sinope," a brown red ochre, or red oxide of iron. Dioscorides identifies it with the Greekμιλτὸς, which indeed seems to have embraced the cinnabaris, minium, and rubricæ of the Romans.
2 "Splendorem." See Note 7 above.
3 So called from its deep grey brown colour, like that of the "cicer" or chick-pea.
4 The sense of this passage seems to require the insertion of "quæ," although omitted by the Bamberg MS.
6 Those parts of the walls, probably, which were nearer to the ground, and more likely to become soiled.
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