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aius locutius

Aius locutius (or loquens), the divine voice, ‘sayer and speaker’, that warned of the coming of the Gauls shortly before the battle of the Allia. The warning was not heeded. As expiation, a precinct (templum) and altar (ara) were established near Vesta's shrine, on the via Nova, where the voice was heard.


Cicero, De divinatione 1. 101, 2. 69 (with Pease's comm.).

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    J. Aronen, Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae I.29.Find this resource:

      J.-L. Desnier in Hommages à Carl Deroux 4 (2003), 339 ff., reprinted in Collection Latomus 277.Find this resource:

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