183 A name of Juno, in reference to her office to mothers, "quia eam sanguinis fluorem in conceptu retinere putabant." Comp. August. de Civ. Dei, iii. 2.

184 Comp. August. de Civ. Dei, vii. 2, 3.

185 Comp. August. de Civ. Dei, iv. 11.

186 Such as Lucina, Partula, Nona, Decima, Alemona.

187 Or, Prorsa.

188 "Quae infantes in cunis (in their cradle) tuetur." Comp. August. de Civ. Dei, iv. 11.

189 Educatrix; Augustine says: "Ipse levet de terra et vocetur dea Levana" (de Civ. Dei, iv. 11).

190 From the old word ruma, a teat.

191 Comp. August. de Civ. Dei, iv. 9, 11, 36.

192 See also Tertullian's de Anima, xxxix.; and Augustine's de Civ. Dei, iv. 21, where the god has the masculine name of Statilinus.

193 See Augustine, de Civ. Dei, vi. 9 and vii. 3.

194 Ibid. iv. 21, vii. 3.

195 Ibid. iv. 21.

196 Ibid. iv. 11, vii. 22.

197 Ibid. iv. 11 [N.B.-Augustine's borrowing from our author.]

198 Arnobius, adv. Nationes, iv. 3.

199 Augustine, de Civ. Dei. [iv. 11 and 16] mentions Agenoria.

200 On Fortuna Barbata, see Augustine, de Civ. Dei, iv. 11, where he also names Consus and Juventa.

201 Tertullian, in Apol. xxv. sarcastically says, "Sterculus, and Mutunus, and Larentina, have raised the empire to its present height."

202 Arnobius, adv. Nationes, iv. 7,11; August. de Civ. Dei, vi. 9.

203 For these three gods, see Augustine, de Civ. Dei, vi. 9; and Arnobius, adv. Nationes, iv. 7.

204 Agrees with The Apology, c. x.

205 Bona fide.

206 Censum.

207 There is here an omitted clause, supplied in The Apology, "but rather to recall it to your memory."

208 Ab ipsa ratione.

209 Signatur.

210 Undeunde.

211 Tantam proceritatem.

212 Insolescere, i.e., at the commencement of puberty.

213 Lapilliscere, i.e., to indicate maturity.

214 The nominative "coelum" is used.

215 It is not very clear what is the force of "sed et pepererit," as read by Oehler; we have given the clause an impersonal turn.

216 "Certe" is sometime "certo" in our author.

217 Distulit.

218 That is, to rain and cloud.

219 Abalienato.

220 The word is "coelum" here.

221 Eleganter.

222 i.e., as representing Time.

223 So Augustine, de Civ. Dei, iv. 10; Arnobius, adv. Nationes, iii. 29; Cicero, de Nat. Deor. ii. 25.

224 As if from "sero," satum.

225 Translatio.

226 Utrumque corporale.

227 Mentitis agrumentationibus.

228 Census.

229 See his Histories, v. 2, 4.

230 Antiquitatem canos, "hoary antiquity."

231 Jano sive Jane.

232 Depalaverat, "marked out with stakes."

233 Coelitem.

234 Magis proximis quoniam illius aetatis.

235 Prosapia.

236 Qualitas. [N.b. Our author's use of praescriptio.]

237 Comparantur.

238 Monumenta liquent.

239 Comp. The Apology, c. xi. [p. 27. Supra.]

240 Allecti.

241 This is not so terse as Tertullian's "nomen et numen."

242 Praestare.

243 Mancipem.

244 In cunabulis temporalitatis.

245 The ill-fame of the Cretans is noted by St. Paul, Tit. i. 12.

246 Virgil, Georg. i. 125.

247 Sewell.

248 Ipsa.

249 Jupiter's, of course.

250 The law which prescribed the penalty of the paracide, that he be sewed up in a sack with an ape, a serpent, and a cock, and be thrown into the sea.

251 In duos culleos dividi.

252 De quo.

253 De fugitivo.

254 Abusui nundinare.

255 The "operam ejus"=ingenia et artificia (Oehler).

256 Percontationi alienae

257 In the case of Europa.

258 In the case of Danae.

259 Similitudines actuum ipsas.

260 In the case of Ganymede.

261 In the case of Leda.

262 Quos.

263 Plebs.

264 Morata.

265 Proseminatoribus.

266 Alibi.

267 Optimum.

268 There would seem to be a jest here; "aequus" is not only just but equal, i.e., "on a par with" others-in evil, of course, as well as good.

269 Inter nativos et factos. See above, c. ii., p. 131.

270 Summa responsionis.

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