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[4] For after he had sacrificed at once where he landed at Tarentum,1 the victim's liver was seen to have an impression of a wreath of laurel, with two fillets hanging from it.2 And a little while before he crossed over from Greece, there were seen on Mount Tifatum in Campania, in the day time, two great he-goats fighting together, and doing everything that men do when they fight a battle. But it proved to be an apparition, and gradually rising from earth it dispersed itself generally in the air, like vague phantoms, and then vanished from sight.

1 In the spring of 83 B.C. The main part of his forces, at any rate, must have landed at Brundisium.

2 The typical triumphal crown.

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