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trabeati, wearing the trabea, a robe of state with horizontal purple stripes, fastened by a fibula, worn especially by kings and augurs. Cf. Fast. VI. 375,lituo pulcher trabeaque Quirinus”. Korn thinks that reference is made to some wellknown image of the god, perhaps to that which stood in his temple restored B. C. 15.

Quirini. Cf. 607 n. Livy, who adopts the derivation of Quirites from Cures, does not mention the identification of Romulus with Quirinus. Cf. I. xvi. 8, with Seeley's note.

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 16.8
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