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Claudia Quinta

A Roman matron, and not a Vestal Virgin as is frequently stated. When the vessel conveying the image of Cybelé from Pessinus (B.C. 204) to Rome had stuck fast in a shallow at the mouth of the Tiber, the soothsayer announced that only a chaste woman could move it. Claudia, who had been accused of incontinency, took hold of the rope, and the vessel forthwith followed her. See Ovid, Fast. iv. 305-330.

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