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III. From the Union of Italy to the Subjugation of Carthage and the Greek States

From: The History of Rome, by Theodor Mommsen
Translated with the sanction of the author by William Purdie Dickson

The History of Old Rome

Chapter XIII - Faith and Manners


The Original Greek New Testament

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Repressive Measures

Of course all rational men were agreed in the condemnation of these spurious forms of religion--as absurd as they were injurious to the commonwealth: the pious adherents of the olden faith and the partisans of Greek enlightenment concurred in their ridicule of, and indignation at, this superstition.

Cato made it an instruction to his steward, "that he was not to present any offering, or to allow any offering to be presented on his behalf, without the knowledge and orders of his master, except at the domestic hearth and on the wayside-altar at the Compitalia, and that he should consult no -haruspex-, -hariolus-, or -Chaldaeus-."

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