“Bad omens from Jupiter were observed after the capture of Veii. The soothsayers said that some religious duty had
been neglected, and Camillus remembered that it had been
forgotten to appropriate a tenth of the plunder to the god that had given the oracle concerning the lake. Accordingly the Senate decreed that those who had taken anything from Veii should make an estimate, each one for himself, and bring in a tenth of it under oath. Their religious feeling was such that they did not hesitate to add to the votive offering a tenth of the produce of the land that had already been sold, as well as of the spoils. With the money thus obtained they sent to the temple of Delphi a golden cup which stood on a pedestal of brass in the treasury of Rome and Massiliat1 until Onomarchus melted the cup during the Phocæan war. The pedestal is still standing.
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