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The Discourses.

Book IV. Notes.

4-1 'The gold ring given to a freedman would open to him an official career as a knight.' (Matheson)

4-2 Cf. Book II, note 4.

4-3 One of the prerogatives of a consul.

4-4 Cf. Diogenes Laertius, VI. 29.

4-5 The only certain reference to the Christians in Epictetus.

4-6 Cf. Book I, note 7.

4-7 Cf. above, note 3.

4-8 With this passage, cf. the criticism of Homer by Plato, in the Republic, Books II and III.

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