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But when the enemies of Marcellus opposed his triumph, because something still remained to be done in Sicily and a third triumph would awaken jealousy, he consented of his own accord to conduct the complete and major triumph to the Alban mount, but to enter the city in the minor triumph; this is called ‘eua’ by the Greeks, and ‘ova’ by the Romans.1

1 Cf. the Crassus, xi. 8. The later Latin name was ‘ovatio.’

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