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13. Mucium dimissum, cui postea Scaevolae a clade dextrae manus cognomen inditum, legati a Porsinna Romam secuti sunt; [2] adeo moverat eum et primi periculi casus, a quo nihil se praeter errorem insidiatoris [p. 84] texisset, et subeunda dimicatio totiens, quot coniurati superessent, ut pacis condiciones ultro ferret Romanis. [3] iactatum in condicionibus nequiquam de Tarquiniis in regnum restituendis, magis quia id negare ipse nequiverat Tarquiniis, quam quod negatum iri sibi ab Romanis ignoraret. [4] de agro Veientibus restituendo inpetratum, expressaque necessitas obsides dandi Romanis, si Ianiculo praesidium deduci vellent. his condicionibus conposita pace exercitum ab Ianiculo deduxit Porsinna et agro Romano excessit. [5] patres C. Mucio virtutis causa trans Tiberim agrum dono dedere, quae postea sunt Mucia prata appellata.

[6] ergo ita honorata virtute feminae quoque ad publica decora excitatae, et Cloelia virgo, una ex obsidibus, cum castra Etruscorum forte haud procul ripa Tiberis locata essent, frustrata custodes, dux agminis virginum inter tela hostium Tiberim tranavit sospitesque omnes Romam ad propinquos restituit. [7] quod ubi regi nuntiatum est, primo incensus ira oratores Romam misit ad Cloeliam obsidem deposcendam: alias haud magni facere; [8] deinde in admirationem versus supra Coclites Muciosque dicere id facinus esse et prae se ferre, quem ad modum, si non dedatur obses, pro rupto foedus se habiturum, sic deditam intactam inviolatamque ad suos remissurum. [9] utrimque constitit fides: et Romani pignus pacis ex foedere restituerunt, et apud regem Etruscum non tuta solum sed honorata etiam virtus fuit, laudatamque virginem parte obsidum se donare dixit; [10] ipsa, quos vellet, legeret. productis omnibus elegisse inpubes dicitur, quod et virginitati decorum et consensu obsidum ipsorum probabile erat, eam aetatem potissimum liberari ab hoste, quae maxime opportuna iniuriae esset. [11] pace redintegrata Romani novam in femina virtutem novo genere honoris, statua equestri, donavere: in summa sacra via posita virgo insidens equo.

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