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date: 30 October 2020

aius locutiuslocked

  • Herbert Jennings Rose
  •  and J. Linderski

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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.

Subjects

  • Religion in the Ancient World

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