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Macrobius, Saturnalia 2.3.2

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M. Cicero, cum apud Damasippum coenaret et ille mediocri vino posito diceret, ‘bibite Falernum hoc, annorum quadraginta est’, ‘bene,’ inquit, ‘aetatem fert.’

Marcus Cicero was dining at the house of Damasippus, who put a mediocre wine before him, saying, ‘Drink this Falernian wine; it’s forty years old.’ Cicero replied, ‘It carries its years well.’

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December 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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