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2 results for "expiation"
1. Livy, History, 4.45.2, 27.25.8-27.25.9, 29.18.1-29.18.20, 29.19.8, 36.37.5 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •expiation, and correct deity Found in books: Davies (2004) 133
2. Ammianus Marcellinus, History, 17.7.10 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •expiation, and correct deity Found in books: Davies (2004) 133
17.7.10. Hence in the books of ritual See Cic., De Div. i. 33, 72; Festus, p. 285 M. and in those which are in conformity with the pontifical priesthood, The pontificales libri of Seneca, Epist. 108, 31. nothing is said about the god that causes earthquakes, and this with due caution, for fear that by naming one deity instead of another, The Roman ritual required that in addressing a god, the identity of the god must be made sure and he must be called by his proper name; cf. for example, Horace, Sat. ii. 6, 20, Matutine pater, seu lane libentius audis , and the altar at the foot of the Palatine, sei deo sei deivae sacrum. since it is not clear which of them thus shakes the earth, impieties may be perpetrated.