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1 Cf. Cic. De nat. d. ii. 4.
2 The tabernaculum was the tent placed in the centre of the station on which the augur made his observation. The pomerium was the sacred boundary of the city, and in it the tabernaculum was placed. If the celebrant crossed the pomerium before completing the auspices he must choose a new station and take the auspices again.
3 An alternative translation is: “He having made a technical error in placing his tabernaculum, without realizing what he had done—he crossed the pomerium before completing the auspices—held the consular election.”
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