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[3] The senate commended their public spirit, and erected the temple and its image at the public charge,1 but they none the less contributed money themselves and set up a second image of the goddess, and this, the Romans say, as it was placed in the temple, uttered some such words as these: ‘Dear to the gods, O women, is your pious gift of me.’ 2

1 Cf.Livy, ii. 40,11.

2 Cf. Dionysius, viii. 56.

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