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1 i.e. marked out with his staff a certain quarter (templum） where he would take his augury. In Livy i. 6 Romulus takes the Palatine as his templum, Remus the Aventine; but usually templum=a quarter in the sky.
2 This temple was burned 390 B.C. by the Gauls when they sacked the city, and everything in the temple, except this staff, was burned. Cf. Val. Max. i. 1; Livy v. 41; Plut. Camil. 32.
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