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"Verto" is sometimes intransitive, and sometimes reflexive, but here it is transitive. We know, because we have "stilum" here in the accusative; it must be the verb's direct object. So, "Marcus turns his pen".
The Roman stylus had one sharp end which you wrote with on the wax tablets, and one flat, spatula shaped end which was used to flatten out the wax, and so delete what was written. Thus, "to turn the pen" is the same as to erase. The idiom works today as well, obviously, when refering to the type of pencils with a little rubber on top.