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o 3v: "Hic praeceptor quo plura repetit, et rem magis explicare nititur, eo magis se implicat, et Ciceronis mentem odiosis ambagibus quodammodo obtenebrat, atque, si paulo licentius loqui licet, nusquam magis aegroti veteris somnia, quam in hac expositione contemplari possumus.
The Greek [one Greek word cannot be converted in ASCII text] (the spontaneous, awestruck seeing of the aspect of what holds sway) becomes contemplari, the activity of the Roman soothsayers who set themselves up in a predelimited and predefined region (templum) to study the flying, squawking, and eating of birds, so as to predict and control the future.
I) Ergo videtur quod ad vitam contemplativam pertineat non solum divinam veritatem, sed etiam quamlibet aliam contemplari.