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[8] since the Greeks, in their rites of purification, carry forth puppies for burial, and in many places make use of the rites called ‘periskulakismoi;’ 1 and if these rites are performed in grateful remembrance of the she-wolf that nourished and preserved Romulus, it is not without reason that the dog is slain, since it is an enemy to wolves, unless, indeed, the animal is thus punished for annoying the Luperci when they run about.

1 Sacrifices where puppies were killed and carried about.

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