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Cipus

or CIPPUS, GENU'CIUS, a Roman praetor, to whom an extraordinary prodigy is said to have happened. For, as he was going out of the gates of the city, clad in the paludamentum, horns suddenly grew out of his head, and it was said by the haruspices that if he returned to the city, he would be king: but lest this should happen, he imposed voluntary exile upon himself. (V. Max. 5.6.3; Ov. Met. 15.565, &c.; Plin. Nat. 11.37. s. 45.)

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