Note 051
From Chapter 53 of the Decline & Fall

Among the amusements of the feast, a boy balanced, on his forehead, a pike, or pole, twenty-four feet long, with a cross bar of two cubits a little below the top. Two boys, naked, though cinctured (campestrati) together, and singly, climbed, stood, played, descended, etc., ita me stupidum reddidit: utrum mirabilius nescio (p. 470). At another repast a homily of Chrysostom on the Acts of the Apostles was read elata voce non Latine (p. 483).

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