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the tomb of Numa, placed by tradition on the right bank of the Tiber (Fest. 173 ; Dionys. ii. 76. 6), sub Ianiculo (Solin. i. 21), in agro L. Petilii (Liv. xl. 29), haud procul a Fontis ara (Cic. de leg. ii. 56). The body of Numa was said to have been buried in one stone sarcophagus and his sacred books in another (Plut. Numa 22). The alleged discovery of the latter in 181 B.C. (Liv. loc. cit.; Val. Max. i. I. 12) gave rise to great scandal. There is no indication of the exact location of the tomb or of the ager Petilii or of the ara Fontis.

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