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1 This is supposed to be a divining by means of electrical flashes from the points of spears, swords, and javelins. Cf. Pliny, H.N. ii. 37; Seneca, Q.N. i. 1; Livy xxii. 1; xliii. 13; Cic. N.D. ii. 3. 9.
2 So that he would not see any unpropitious signs.
3 This occurred when two draught cattle while yoked together dunged at the same time.
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