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1 In confirmation of this, Suetonius says, "The day before Augustus fought the sea-battle off Sicily, while he was walking on the sea-shore, a fish leapt out of the sea and fell at his feet."
2 Appian tells us, B. v., that Sextus Pompeius, on gaining some successes against Augustus at sea, caused himself to be called the "Son of Neptune," as having been adopted by that divinity. There is also a coin of Pompey extant, which attests that he adopted the surname of "Neptunius."
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