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1 Pleminius, while in command of the garrison at Locri in 204 B.C., had plundered this same temple, and had been severely punished. The story of his sacrilege and its penalty was related in XXIX. xviii-xxii incl.
2 Pomponius, as governor of Sicily, had investigated the charges against Pleminius: cf. the preceding note.
3 B.C. 200
4 Consuls in 207 B.C. (XXVII. xxxvii. 6).
5 A special college of priests entrusted with the guardianship and consultation of the ancient Sibylline Books, which were frequently appealed to for advice under circumstances like these.
6 The number three has, as often, a ritualistic significance. Juno is propitiated as a goddess concerned with birth.
7 Livius Andronicus, whose name stands at the head of the chronological list of Latin writers, wrote the earlier hymn referred to here (cf.  XXVII. xxxvii. 7, 13, where Livy names the poet and criticizes his style). The Licinius here named may be the same as the Licinius Imbrex who is said by Gellius (
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