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Unde ille habitus, unde deformitas?

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita 2.23: Sabino bello ait se militantem, quia propter populationes agri non fructu modo caruerit, sed villa incensa fuerit, direpta omnia, pecora abacta, tributum iniquo suo tempore imperatum, æs alienum fecisse. He said he served in the Sabine War and that he had not only lost his harvest on account of the pillaging, […]

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More fun with stress accent.

Horace (Epistulae 1.15): Ād mărĕ | cūm vē|nī, gĕnĕ|rōs(um) ēt | lēnĕ rĕ|quīrō, quōd cū|rās ăbĭg|āt, quōd | cūm spē | dīvĭtĕ | mānēt īn vē|nās ănĭ|mūmquĕ mĕ|ūm, quōd | vērbă mĭ|nīstrēt, quōd mē | Lūcā|næ jŭvĕ|nēm cōm|mēndĕt ă|mīcæ. When I go to the sea, I need a smooth [wine] with a good lineage, to […]

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Cicero – Verres vs. Dio.

Cicero, In Verrem Secunda (1.28): Dionem HS deciens centena milia numerasse ut causam certissimam obtineret; praeterea greges equarum eius istum abigendos curasse, argenti, vestis stragulae quod fuerit curasse auferendum. Dio paid a million sesterces to win a case that should have been absolutely certain; furthermore, that man [Verres] made sure his herds of mares were […]

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