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patres, fathers of the girls who had been carried off by the Romans, as is related by Livy I. ix.-xiii. Tarpeia, daughter of Spurius Tarpeius, commander of the citadel, agreed to admit the Sabines on condition of receiving what they wore on their left arms, aureas armillas magni ponderis gemmatosque magna specie anulos. They kept the letter of their promise and punished the traitress by overwhelming her with their shields (armis).

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