By J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz
This ebook, first released in 1979 and out of print for the reason that 1986, surveys non secular attitudes mirrored in Latin literature from the past due Republic to the time of Constantine. Liebeschuetz makes a speciality of the improvement of the Roman public faith, really the relation among Roman faith and morality.
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2); his departure for Africa (Cic. Div. ii. 52; Suet. Caes. 59); on arrival in Africa (Suet. ); before Munda (App. C. ii. 116 (488); Polyaen. viii. 23. 33; Suet. Caes. 77). 6 Cic. Ad Fam. i. 1. 2. 7 Dio, xxxix. 12. 3; 1516; 57; cf. also Ad Fam. i. 1. 3; 2. 1; 7. 4; 9; Ad Q. Fr. ii. 2. 3. Cf. also the Vestal scandal of 114: Plut. Quaest. Rom. 83 (284); Oros. v. 15. 202; Obseq. 37; Dio, xxvii, fr. 87 when the prodigium of a girl killed by lightning happening at a time of stress led to a witchhunt, executions, and even human sacrifice.
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834. Divination before battle: Liv. viii. 6. 12 (340); ix. 14. 34; xxii. 42. 79; xliv. 37. 12; xxxv. 48. 13. The gods were also consulted before the army crossed a river. Page 12 after conspicuous failure by magistrates their successors could start with an absolutely clean sheet. It was called `renewing the auspices' and its effect was not only the emergence of new leaders but a renewal of the system of communication with heaven. The consuls resigned and successors were elected without any participation of the discredited leaders, under the presidency of a nominee of the senate, an interrex.