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1. C. Memmius Quirinus, C. F., was the aedile who first exhibited the Cerealia at Rome, as we learn from the annexed coin; but the name does not occur in any ancient writer. The obverse has C. MEMMI. C. F. QVIRINVS, with a head which may be that of Quirinus: the reverse has MEMMIVS. AED. CEREALIA. PREIMVS. FECIT, and represents Ceres sitting; a serpent at her feet; in her right hand, three ears of corn; in her left, a distaff. The date of the introduction of the Cerealia at Rome (Dionys. A. R. 7.72; Liv. 22.56; Ovid. Fast. 4.397), and consequently of the aedileship of Memmius Quirinus, is unknown, though it must have been previous to B. C. 216. (Liv. l.c.

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