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1 For the augury of safety cf. Dio Cass. xxxvii. p. 40; Tac. Annal. xii. 23; it could be made only in time of peace, and decided (apparently) whether prayers could be made on behalf of the state. Catiline's conspiracy is referred to here.
2 Cf. ii.34. 71–72.
3 The Pisidians devoted themselves to auspices, cf. i. 2; the Sorans, who lived in Sora, a small town in Latium, were noted for their superstition.
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