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1 LXI. The rest of his forces--in that part of our province nearest to Numidia] “Cœterum exercitum in provinciam, quœ proxima est Numidiœ, hiemandi gratiâ collocat.” “"The words quœ proxima est Numidiœ Cortius would eject as superfluous and spurious. But it is to be understood that Metellus did not distribute his troops through the whole of the province, but in that part which is nearest to Numidia, in order that they might be easily assembled in case of an attack of the enemy or any other emergency. There is, therefore, no need to read with the Bipont edition and Müller, quà proxima, etc. though this is in itself not a bad conjecture."” Kritzius.
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