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1 CIV. Having failed in the object, etc.] “Infecto, quo intenderat, negotio.” Though this is the reading of most of the manuscripts, Kritzius, Müller, and Dietsch, read confecto, as if Marius could not have failed in his attempt.
2 Are always verging to opposite extremes] “Semper in advorsa mutant.” Rose renders this " are always changing, and constantly for the worse;" and most other translators have given something similar. But this is absurd; for every one sees that all changes in human affairs are not for the worse. Adversa is evidently to be taken in the sense which I have given.
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