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《風俗》

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1 風俗:
五嶺之南,人雜夷獠,不知教義,以富為雄。父子別業,父貧乃有質身於子者。其富豪並鑄銅為大鼓,初成,懸於庭中,置酒以招同類。又多搆讎怨,欲相攻擊,則鳴此鼓,到者如雲。有鼓者號為都老,群情推服。本之舊事,尉佗於漢,自稱蠻夷大長老夫臣佗,故俚人呼其所尊為倒老也。言訛故又稱都老云。珠崖環海,尤難賓服,是以漢室嘗罷棄之。漢元帝時,珠崖數反叛,賈捐之上書,言不可煩中國師徒,請罷棄。帝從之。大抵南方遐阻,人強吏懦,豪富兼并,役屬貧弱,俘掠不忌,古今是同。其性輕悍,易興迷節。自尉佗、徵側之後,無代不有擾亂,故蕭齊志云:「憑恃險遠,隱伏巖障,恣行寇盜,略無編戶。」爰自前代,及於國朝,多委舊德重臣,撫寧其地也。

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