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[4] For though they have no barbarous or unnatural practices, but cherish towards their deities those mild and reverent sentiments which especially characterize Greek thought, at the time when this war burst upon them they were constrained to obey certain oracular commands from the Sibylline books, and to bury alive two Greeks, a man and a woman, and likewise two Gauls, in the place called the ‘forum boarium,’ or cattle-market; and in memory of these victims, they still to this day, in the month of November, perform mysterious and secret ceremonies.

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