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Plutarch, Roman Questions, 279f

nanbut in darkness? Is it because he has a feeling of modest respect, since he regards her as not his own before his union with her? Or is he accustoming himself to approach even his own wife with modesty? Or, as Solon has given directions that the bride shall nibble a quince before entering the bridal chamber, in order that the first greeting may not be disagreeable nor unpleasant, even so did the Roman legislator, if there was anything abnormal or disagreeable connected with the body, keep it concealed? Or is this that is done a manner of casting infamy upon unlawful amours, since even lawful love has a certain opprobrium connected with it? Why is one of the hippodromes called Flaminian? Is it because a certain Flaminius long ago bestowed some land upon the city and they used the revenues for the horse-races; and, as there was money still remaining, they made a road, and this they also called Flaminian? Why do they call the rod-bearers "lictors"? Is it because these officers used both to bind unruly persons and also to follow in the train of Romulus with straps in their bosoms? Most Romans use alligare for the verb "to bind," but purists, when they converse, say ligare. Or is the c but a recent insertion, and were they formerly called litores, that is, a class of public servants?

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