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685 De suis saeculis detrahentem. The text is clearly corrupt, and no satisfactory emendation has yet been suggested.

686 So the author of II. Peter speaks of God "tartartizing the angels that sinned" (ii. 4).

687 I.e. her conduct justified her official title.

688 Cf. Matt. vi. 2.

689 Luke xvi. 19-24.

690 Paulina, chief priestess of Ceres.

691 In the Roman mythology the abode of gods and heroes. Cf. Ovid, M. i. 175, 176.

692 Wisd. v. 4.

693 Ps. xlviii. 8.

694 Matt. x. 10.

695 2 Cor. iv. 18.

696 Vide the preceding Letter.

697 Rom. xi. 6.

698 Jer. i. 5.

699 Luke i. 41.

700 Eph. i. 4.

701 Probably Marcella before she was married.

702 2 Thess. iii. 10.

703 Matt. vi. 17.

704 Matt. xix. 26.

705 Cf. Juvenal, Sat. x. 356.

706 Sacerdotes.

707 XXVI.

708 #Onw lura was a Greek proverb.

709 Reading nec diligentiam instead of et.

710 Acts xxvi. 24.

711 Haereditarias sepulturas.

712 The reference is to Letter XXII.

713 Ps. lxix. 4.

714 Ps. lxix. 11.

715 Hor. A. P. 21, 22.

716 Perhaps an allusion to the Greek proverb, onoj luraj hkouse kai salpiggoj uj. "The ass listened to the lyre, and the pig to the trumpet."

717 Rom. xii. 11, Rom. xii. 12. The reading kuriw "Lord" is probably correct. The R.V. says, "Some ancient authorities read the opportunity," (kairw).

718 I.e. a "presbyter."

719 1 Tim. v. 19, 1 Tim. v. 20.

720 1 Tim. i. 15.

721 Jerome's detractors suggested this word instead of the simpler "ass" in Zech. ix. 9 and Matt. xxi. 2-5. The phrase "Gallican geldings" appears to be a quotation from Plaut. Aul. iii. 5, 21.

722 Isa. xxxii. 20, LXX.

723 Ps. i. 2.

724 Matt. vii. 7.

725 Luke xi. 5-8.

726 Matt. xiv. 25-33.

727 Lev. ii. 11.

728 Ex. xii. 8.

729 I.e. the day of his martyrdom, his heavenly nativity.

730 Ezek. xvi. 11.

731 Jer. xxxvi.; Baruch vi.

732 Matt. iii. 16.

733 Letter XXII.

734 Tim. ii. 10.

735 2 Cor. iii. 2.

736 Jer xxxvi. 23.

737 Hos vii. 11.

738 Celebrated for his campaigns against Mithridates, and also as a prince of epicures.

739 Jer. xxiv. 1-3.

740 Jer. xxiv. 3.

741 Rev. iii. 15, Rev. iii. 16.

742 Gal. i. 10.

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