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Livy, Per., 116

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1. Cicero, On Divination, 1.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.3. Quam vero Graecia coloniam misit in Aeoliam, Ioniam, Asiam, Siciliam, Italiam sine Pythio aut Dodonaeo aut Hammonis oraculo? aut quod bellum susceptum ab ea sine consilio deorum est? Nec unum genus est divinationis publice privatimque celebratum. Nam, ut omittam ceteros populos, noster quam multa genera conplexus est! Principio huius urbis parens Romulus non solum auspicato urbem condidisse, sed ipse etiam optumus augur fuisse traditur. Deinde auguribus et reliqui reges usi, et exactis regibus nihil publice sine auspiciis nec domi nec militiae gerebatur. Cumque magna vis videretur esse et inpetriendis consulendisque rebus et monstris interpretandis ac procurandis in haruspicum disciplina, omnem hanc ex Etruria scientiam adhibebant, ne genus esset ullum divinationis, quod neglectum ab iis videretur. 1.3. And, indeed, what colony did Greece ever send into Aeolia, Ionia, Asia, Sicily, or Italy without consulting the Pythian or Dodonian oracle, or that of Jupiter Hammon? Or what war did she ever undertake without first seeking the counsel of the gods? [2] Nor is it only one single mode of divination that has been employed in public and in private. For, to say nothing of other nations, how many our own people have embraced! In the first place, according to tradition, Romulus, the father of this City, not only founded it in obedience to the auspices, but was himself a most skilful augur. Next, the other Roman kings employed augurs; and, again, after the expulsion of the kings, no public business was ever transacted at home or abroad without first taking the auspices. Furthermore, since our forefathers believed that the soothsayers art had great efficacy in seeking for omens and advice, as well as in cases where prodigies were to be interpreted and their effects averted, they gradually introduced that art in its entirety from Etruria, lest it should appear that any kind of divination had been disregarded by them. 1.3. Therefore Ateius, by his announcement, did not create the cause of the disaster; but having observed the sign he simply advised Crassus what the result would be if the warning was ignored. It follows, then, that the announcement by Ateius of the unfavourable augury had no effect; or if it did, as Appius thinks, then the sin is not in him who gave the warning, but in him who disregarded it.[17] And whence, pray, did you augurs derive that staff, which is the most conspicuous mark of your priestly office? It is the very one, indeed with which Romulus marked out the quarter for taking observations when he founded the city. Now this staffe is a crooked wand, slightly curved at the top, and, because of its resemblance to a trumpet, derives its name from the Latin word meaning the trumpet with which the battle-charge is sounded. It was placed in the temple of the Salii on the Palatine hill and, though the temple was burned, the staff was found uninjured.
2. Cicero, De Domo Sua, 146 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

146. facis iniuriam, Chrysogone, si maiorem spem emptionis tuae in huius exitio ponis quam in eis iis π : his cett. rebus quas L. L ucius Sulla gessit. quod si tibi causa nulla est cur hunc miserum tanta calamitate adfici velis, si tibi omnia sua praeter praeter σχψ : propter cett. animam tradidit nec sibi quicquam paternum ne monumenti quidem causa reservavit causa reservavit ψ2 : causa clare servavit cett. : causa clam reservavit pauci dett. , per deos immortalis! quae ista tanta crudelitas est, quae tam fera immanisque natura? quis umquam praedo fuit tam nefarius, quis pirata tam barbarus ut, cum integram praedam sine sanguine habere posset, cruenta spolia detrahere mallet?
3. Cicero, Pro Sestio, 121 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Livy, History, 1.16.3 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

5. Appian, Civil Wars, 2.106, 2.144 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 34.30 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Suetonius, Iulius, 76.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 44.4.4 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

44.4.4.  In addition to these remarkable privileges they named him father of his country, stamped this title on the coinage, voted to celebrate his birthday by public sacrifice, ordered that he should have a statue in the cities and in all the temples of Rome
9. Epigraphy, Ils, 71-72, 1921

10. Florus Lucius Annaeus, Epitome Bellorum Omnium Annorum Dcc, 2.13.91

Subjects of this text:

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capite velato Edmondson (2008) 93
class status Edmondson (2008) 93
dress,citizens Edmondson (2008) 93
dress,elite Edmondson (2008) 93
dress,masculine Edmondson (2008) 93
dress,public ceremonial Edmondson (2008) 93
forum Edmondson (2008) 93
identity Edmondson (2008) 93
ides of march Walters (2020) 108
julius caesar,c.,as parens patriae Walters (2020) 108
julius caesar,c.,assassination of Walters (2020) 108
julius caesar,c.,dictatorship of Walters (2020) 108
julius caesar,c. Edmondson (2008) 93
junius brutus,m. (brutus),assassination of caesar Walters (2020) 108
parricide (parricida,parricidium),after the ides Walters (2020) 108
parricide (parricida,parricidium),as murder(er) of the pater patriae Walters (2020) 108
parricide (parricida,parricidium),combined with imagery of wounds and disease Walters (2020) 108
parricide (parricida,parricidium),in republican political invective Walters (2020) 108
pater patriae,caesar as Walters (2020) 108
pater patriae Walters (2020) 108
portraits,private Edmondson (2008) 93
portraits Edmondson (2008) 93
republic Edmondson (2008) 93
res publica,misera et prostrata Walters (2020) 108
romanitas Edmondson (2008) 93
self-fashioning Edmondson (2008) 93
senate Edmondson (2008) 93
statues,capite velato Edmondson (2008) 93
statues Edmondson (2008) 93
toga Edmondson (2008) 93
togatus (pl. togati) Edmondson (2008) 93
tullius Edmondson (2008) 93
tyrannicide Walters (2020) 108
veil,veiling' Edmondson (2008) 93
wounds,and parricide Walters (2020) 108