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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 21.1.7-14

Digression on divination. And being that, with a princeps educated and studious in all areas of knowledge, malevolent men impute as twisted the arts of foreknowing the future, let us briefly turn our attention upon how this may also add … Continue reading

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Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

Chapter 34 Tarquinius Priscus comes to Rome and becomes very popular. During the reign of Ancus, Lucumo, an energetic man and powerful in riches, migrated to Rome for greatest desire and in hope of great honour, the obtaining of which … Continue reading

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Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

We skip chapters 22, 23, and 24. The new king Tullus Hostilius hastens to pick a quarrel with the Albans. Death of Cluilius. His successor as Alban leader confers with Tullus. The war is to be decided by a combat … Continue reading

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Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

Chapter 20 Numa establishes new priesthoods, and the office of the Pontifex Maximus. At that time, he turned his mind to appointing priests although he himself performed many more sacraments, especially those which now pertain to the flamen of Jupiter1. … Continue reading

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Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

We pass over chapters 17 and 18. The Interregnum. Numa Pompilius, a Sabine, is elected king. Chapter 19 Numa builds a temple to Janus. He claims to be guided by the goddess Egeria, and reforms the calendar. Numa1, who thus … Continue reading

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