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1 "Forum Boarium." See Chapter 5.
2 Livy, B. i. c. 19, informs us, that Numa made Janus of a form to denote both peace and war.—B.
3 The mode in which the fingers were placed, so as to serve the purpose here indicated, is supposed to have been by their forming the letters which were the Roman numerals for the figures in question. We are informed that some MSS. of Pliny give the number three hundred and fifty-five only, and there is reason to believe that, in the time of Numa, this was considered to be the actual number of days in the year. Some of the commentators, however, are disposed to read three hundred and sixty-five; and this opinion derives some support from Macrobius, who refers to this statue as indicating this latter number with its fingers.—B. The Bamberg MS. gives three hundred and sixty-five.
4 See end of B. iii.
5 "Misoromæus"—"Roman-hater." See end of B. iii.
6 Pliny himself informs us, in B. xxxv. c. 45, that the statue of Jupiter in the Capitol, erected by Tarquinius Priscus, was formed of earth.—B.
7 The art of moulding or modelling in argillaceous earth; see B. xxxv. cc. 43, 45.
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