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date: 01 February 2023

Soractelocked

Soractelocked

  • Edward Togo Salmon
  •  and T. W. Potter

Extract

The isolated mountain 691 m. (2,267 ft.) high to the north of Rome, from which it is sometimes visible. Celebrated by *Horace (Odes 1. 9), there were priests here called Hirpi, resembling Roman Luperci (cf. Lupercalia). They worshipped *Apollo Soranus by walking over hot coals (Plin.

Subjects

  • Ancient Geography
  • Roman Myth and Religion

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