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Plutarch, Publicola, 15.5

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1. Cicero, On Divination, 1.99 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.99. Caeciliae Q. filiae somnio modo Marsico bello templum est a senatu Iunoni Sospitae restitutum. Quod quidem somnium Sisenna cum disputavisset mirifice ad verbum cum re convenisse, tum insolenter, credo ab Epicureo aliquo inductus, disputat somniis credi non oportere. Idem contra ostenta nihil disputat exponitque initio belli Marsici et deorum simulacra sudavisse, et sanguinem fluxisse, et discessisse caelum, et ex occulto auditas esse voces, quae pericula belli nuntiarent, et Lanuvii clipeos, quod haruspicibus tristissumum visum esset, a muribus esse derosos. 1.99. In recent times, during the Marsian war, the temple of Juno Sospita was restored because of a dream of Caecilia, the daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus. This is the same dream that Sisenna discussed as marvellous, in that its prophecies were fulfilled to the letter, and yet later — influenced no doubt by some petty Epicurean — he goes on inconsistently to maintain that dreams are not worthy of belief. This writer, however, has nothing to say against prodigies; in fact he relates that, at the outbreak of the Marsian War, the statues of the gods dripped with sweat, rivers ran with blood, the heavens opened, voices from unknown sources were heard predicting dangerous wars, and finally — the sign considered by the soothsayers the most ominous of all — the shields at Lanuvium were gnawed by mice.
2. Livy, History, 34.44.5 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

3. Plutarch, Publicola, 15.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Tacitus, Agricola, 3.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Tacitus, Histories, 3.74 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.74.  Domitian was concealed in the lodging of a temple attendant when the assailants broke into the citadel; then through the cleverness of a freedman he was dressed in a linen robe and so was able to join a crowd of devotees without being recognized and to escape to the house of Cornelius Primus, one of his father's clients, near the Velabrum, where he remained in concealment. When his father came to power, Domitian tore down the lodging of the temple attendant and built a small chapel to Jupiter the Preserver with an altar on which his escape was represented in a marble relief. Later, when he had himself gained the imperial throne, he dedicated a great temple of Jupiter the Guardian, with his own effigy in the lap of the god. Sabinus and Atticus were loaded with chains and taken before Vitellius, who received them with no angry word or look, although the crowd cried out in rage, asking for the right to kill them and demanding rewards for accomplishing this task. Those who stood nearest were the first to raise these cries, and then the lowest plebeians with mingled flattery and threats began to demand the punishment of Sabinus. Vitellius stood on the steps of the palace and was about to appeal to them, when they forced him to withdraw. Then they ran Sabinus through, mutilated him, and cut off his head, after which they dragged his headless body to the Gemonian stairs.
6. Strabo, Geography, 16.2.37

16.2.37. His successors continued for some time to observe the same conduct, doing justly, and worshipping God with sincerity. Afterwards superstitious persons were appointed to the priesthood, and then tyrants. From superstition arose abstinence from flesh, from the eating of which it is now the custom to refrain, circumcision, excision, and other practices which the people observe. The tyrannical government produced robbery; for the rebels plundered both their own and the neighbouring countries. Those also who shared in the government seized upon the property of others, and ravaged a large part of Syria and of Phoenicia.Respect, however, was paid to the acropolis; it was not abhorred as the seat of tyranny, but honoured and venerated as a temple.

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caecilia metella Rutledge (2012) 295
caecilius metellus balearicus,q. Rutledge (2012) 295
carthage Rutledge (2012) 311
censors,role in construction Rutledge (2012) 295
claudius,roman emperor,expulsion of jews from rome by Feldman (2006) 551
constantine the great Rutledge (2012) 311
constantinople,overshadows rome Rutledge (2012) 311
construction Rutledge (2012) 295
dominus et deus,mania for building Rutledge (2012) 295
domitian,adorns capitoline Rutledge (2012) 311
domitian Rutledge (2012) 295
enola gay Rutledge (2012) 3
geiseric Rutledge (2012) 311
hiroshima Rutledge (2012) 3
identity,american Rutledge (2012) 3
identity,construction of Rutledge (2012) 3
jupiter,conservator Rutledge (2012) 295
jupiter,custos Rutledge (2012) 295
monster,construction of Rutledge (2012) 295
monster,restoration of Rutledge (2012) 295
objects,restoration of Rutledge (2012) 295
rome,destroyed in ad Rutledge (2012) 295
rome,its restoration Rutledge (2012) 295
rome,palatine hill,vandals loot Rutledge (2012) 311
rome,temple of juno sospes Rutledge (2012) 295
rome,temple of jupiter capitolinus,looted Rutledge (2012) 311
rome,trajans market Rutledge (2012) 295
rome,villa publica Rutledge (2012) 295
tiberius Rutledge (2012) 295
viewers,contingent nature of' Rutledge (2012) 3
washington dc,jefferson memorial Rutledge (2012) 3
washington dc,lincoln memorial Rutledge (2012) 3
washington dc Rutledge (2012) 3
world war two Rutledge (2012) 3