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an equestrian statue of Cloelia, the Roman hostage, who escaped from Lars Porsenna by swimming the Tiber, was sent back, and then freed by the Etruscan king with marked honours for her bravery (RE iv. 110). There are some variants in the tradition of this statue; it was said to have been erected by the state (Liv. ii. 13; Serv. Aen. viii. 646); by the other hostages (Piso ap. Plin. NH xxxiv. 28-29); by their parents (Dionys. v. 35); and to have stood in summa sacra via (Liv. loc. cit.);ἐπὶ τῆς ἱερᾶς ὁδοῦ(Dionys. loc. cit.; cf. Plut. Poplic. 19; de mul. virt. 14); in sacra via (Serv. loc. cit.); contra Iovis Statoris aedem in vestibule Superbi domus (Plin. loc. cit.) ; in foro (de vir. ill. 13). It probably did stand in summa sacra via, near the temple of Jupiter Stator. According to Dionysius (loc. cit.) the statue had disappeared in his time, and was supposed to have been burned. The language of Livy and Plutarch agrees with this, but Seneca (de consol. 16) and Servius state explicitly that it was standing in the first and fourth centuries. It seems impossible to reconcile these statements without supposing that the old statue had been restored, or a new one erected, early in the first century (Detlefsen, de arte Rom. Antiq. ii. 12; see also HJ 23; Gilb. i. 226).

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