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[7] No sooner was his prayer ended than many stopped out of reverence for their king, and courage returned to the fugitives. They made their first stand, then, where now is the temple of Jupiter Stator, which epithet might be interpreted as Stayer. Then they closed their ranks again and drove the Sabines back to where the so-called Regia1 now stands, and the temple of Vesta.

1 In historical times, the house of the Pontifex Maximus. See Numa, xiv. 1.

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