His first measure on assuming the government was to disband the body of three hundred men that Romulus always kept about his person, and called
‘Celeres’ (that is, swift ones1); for he would not consent to distrust those who trusted him, nor to reign over those who distrusted him. His second measure was to add to the two priests of Jupiter and Mars a third priest of Romulus, whom he called the Flamen Quirinalis.
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