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Almo, a stream falling into the Tiber about half a mile below the walls of Rome. It flows between three and four miles from a source over which a grotto was built, probably in imperial times, still containing the mutilated statue of the tutelary nymph. At the point where the Almo joins the Tiber was landed in 204 B.c. the statue of Cybele brought from Phrygia, whence arose the custom frequently mentioned of washing the statue itself with the sacred implements in the waters of the Almo at that place every year ( Fast.IV. 337-40).

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