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Petr. 111.5-8

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111.5  Therefore, there was only one fable in the whole country; People of all social orders were confessing that only that one appeared shinningly to be the true example of chastity and love.  Then, meanwhile, the ruler of the province ordered that thieves be crucified next to that tomb, in which the matron was weeping over the recent corpse (of her husband).111.6  Thus, next evening, when...

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Petr. 74.14-7

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"Thus I wish to have my guardian deity favourable (to me); I will see to it that that Cassandra in military boots would be tamed."And I, a worthless man (> lit. a man deserving two penny), could have acquired ten million sestertii. You know I'm not telling a lie. Agatho, the perfumer of the mistress next door, took me aside (≠seduced me) and said: "I wish you won't allow your gene to be los...

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Petr. 72.1-4

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 When Trimalchio said these things, he started crying abundantly.  Fortunata cried, Habinnas cried, and at last all the slaves, as if they were all invited to his funeral, filled the dining room with lamentation.Moreover, even I began to cry, when Trimalchio said: "Then, though we know we are going to die, why don't we live (=enjoy life)? So I'd like to see you happy; Let's go to the bat...

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Petr. 62.11-2

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 My dear Melissa got surprised, because I was walking (outside) such late (at night), and said: "If you had come earlier, you could have helped us at least; For a wolf entred our villa, beat down all the sheep, and shed blood from them like a butcher. However, it didn't laugh (at us), even if it fled; For our slave stabbed its neck with a lance."When I heard this, I could no longer shut m...

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Petr. 49.6-10

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Without delay, the cook was stripped and stood sadly between two torturers.We all began begging and said: "That tends to happen; We beg, please release him; If he does it later, none of us will beg for him."I myself, being very cruel and severe, couldn't restrain myself and said, leaning against Agamemnon's ear: "Clearly, this slave must be very worthless; Does anyone forget to gut a pig? By...

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