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of primitive simplicity; with poetical fictions, mythological fables, and historical traditions. The selection now made from this source will, it is presumed, serve as a pleasing variety in the early stage of Latin reading, and furnish a suitable model for the first efforts in elegiac verse. A few brief and explanatory notes have been subjoined; but the learner has been directed to consult his Classical Dictionary for information connected with proper names.
Origin and Causes of the various Victims offered to the
Gods. Story of Aristæus and Proteus
Arrival of Evander in Italy. Prophecy by his mother
Carmenta, of the future greatness of Rome. Story of
Festival of the Paganalia. Address to Ceres and Tellus
FASTI, B. II.
Exposure of Romulus and Remus. Foundation of Rome.
Mars, the Tutelary Deity. Martial Character of the
War between the Romans and Sabines; and Reconciliation
Festival of Anna Perenna. Its Origin from Anna, Sister of
Introduction of the Worship of the Magna Mater, or Cybele,
into Rome. Story of the proving of the Innocence of
Original Condition of Mankind. Obligations to Ceres
FASTI, B. V.
Temple in honour of Mars Ultor, Vowed and Built by
Augustus. Recovery of the Standards from the
FASTI, B. VI.
Origin of the Altar to Jupiter Pistor, on the Capitol
Rescue of the Palladium by Cæcilius Metellus