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List of used abbreviations:
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Tacitus' Agricola.
Tacitus' Annals.
The Deeds of the Divine Augustus
De Bello Gallico, by Julius Caesar
Tacitus' Germania.
The Goths, by Jordanes.
Histories, by Tacitus.
History of Rome, by Livy.
Mispogon by Julian
New Testament.
Metamorphosis by Ovid.
Parallel lives by Plutarch.
Suetonius 12 Caesars
Virgil Aeneid.
Hor Book IV Chapter 29: War with Aequi and Sabines. (Cont.)
Hor Book V Chapter 16: War with Tarquinii. -- The Answer of the Oracle.
Note regarding Under the spear:
The sale of property captured in war was conducted by the general commanding, with a spear fixed upright beside him, as a sign that it had been won by the spear. The usage was afterwards extended to all sales of government property. The mode of selling corresponded to our sale by auction.