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Stories from Aulus Gellius

Being Selections And Adaptations From The Noctes Atticae

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Author: Aulus Gellius
Published: 1888
Language: Latin
Wordcount: 48,516 / 174 pg
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,125
Added to site: 2008.06.21
mnybks.net#: 21300
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x his nationibus, quae cum Sertorio faciebant, cum multis proeliis superatus esset, ab eo descivisse, quamquam id genus hominum esset mobilissimum. {12}

XIV. SERTORIUS AND THE DOE.

Sertorius pretended that divine revelations were made to him through a white doe. This doe once ran away, but was soon found again. The use which Sertorius made of this incident.

Huic Sertorio cerva alba eximiae pulchritudinis et celeritatis a Lusitano quodam dono data est. Hanc persuasit omnibus, oblatam sibi divinitus et instinctam Dianae numine, conloqui secum et monere et docere, quae utilia factu essent, ac, si quid durius videbatur, quod imperandum militibus foret, a cervâ sese monitum praedicabat. {7} Id cum dixerat, universi, tamquam si deo, libentes ei parebant. Ea cerva quodam die, cum incursio hostium esset nuntiata, tumultu consternata in fugam se proripuit atque in palude proximâ delituit, et postea requisita periisse credita est. Neque multis diebus post inventam esse cer

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