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Verres, Gaius

 

Year of birth unknown; died 43 B.C. Roman political figure.

Verres was an adherent of Cornelius Sulla. He was legate in Asia in 80 B.C. and praetor in 74 B.C. During the years 73-71 B.C. Verres governed the province of Sicily, where he was notorious for his corrupt actions and extortions. Because of these he was tried in court upon his return to Rome; Cicero acted as prosecutor. Considering his case to be lost, Verres voluntarily went into exile even before the end of his trial. During the Second Triumvirate, Verres was placed by M. Antony in the proscription list and executed.

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Cette exploration est celle d'une matiere; nous ne saurons de quoi le verre peut bien etre compose que lorsque nous saurons quelles sont les harmonies qui le composent.
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On trouve certaines de ces references dans l'iconographie de la Mariee mise a nu par ses celibataires, meme; le Grand verre et Tu m'.
Il peut enfin gouter, avant de remplir les verres en soulevant la theiere tres haut, et de les vider et ce, a plusieurs reprises.
Notre table, calme sereine et monotone, allait soudainement se sentir secouee par des battements irreguliers, tout autant que nos verres qui s'inclinaient, tour a tour par courtoisie, a ce sourire qui s'allongeait toujours.
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Il suffit de jeter un &oelig;il derriere quelques comptoirs ou dans des arriere-salles pour deviner que les verres et les cuilleres sont mal laves et rinces.