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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 7 7 Browse Search
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Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 42 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D. and Alfred C. Schlesinger, Ph.D.), chapter 20 (search)
In a city which was at the highest pitch of excitement about the new war, during a storm at night the columna rostrataThis column, which was adorned with the beaks (rostra) of captured ships, dated from the year 254 B.C. The similar column of Duilius, a copy of which is preserved, stood in the Forum. There seems to be no further mention of the columna Aemilia. which had been set up on the Capitoline in the first Punic war in honour of the victory of the consul Marcus Aemilius, whose colleague was Servius Fulvius, was completely destroyed by lightning. This event was regarded as a prodigy and was referred to the senate; the Fathers ordered that the matter should be referred to the haruspices and, moreover, that the decemvirs should consult the Books. The decemvirs reported back that the city should be purified, that a period of supplication and prayer should be held and that sacrifices of full-grown victims should be offered bothB.C. 172 on the Capitoline at Rome and i