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1 A.U.C. 671.—B. See B. vii. c. 54.
2 See B. xxxvi. c. 24.
3 It is scarcely necessary to refer to the well-known description of the shield of Achilles, in the Iliad, B. xviii. 1. 478 et seq., and of that of Æneas, Æn. B. viii. 1. 626, et seq.—B.
5 Cneius and Publius Scipio, who had been slain by Hasdrubal.—B. As to L. Marcius, see B. ii. c. 3.
6 See B. xxxiii. c. 5.
7 "Lustrations." Periods at the end of the census, made by the censors every five years. The censors were the guardians of the temples, and consequently these bucklers would come under their supervision.
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