SELECTIONS FROM EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITERS: ILLUSTRATIVE OF CHURCH HISTORY TO THE TIME OF CONSTANTINE by Henry Melvill Gwatkin, M.A. First Edition, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1893. Reprinted with additions and corrections, 1897, 1902, 1905. Prepared for katapi by Paul Ingram, 2013.
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XLXXV.


Roman Religion


1. Separatim nemo habessit deos, neve novos sive advenas nisi publice adscitos privatim colunto. XII Tabb.

2. Est enim pietas iustitia adversus deos, ... sanctitas autem scientia colendorum sacrorum. Cic.De Nat.Deor.i.41.

3. τὸ μὲν θεῖον πάντῃ πάντως αὐτός τε σέβου κατὰ τὰ πάτρια καὶ τοὺς ἀλλους τιμᾶν ἀνάγκαζε, τοῦς δὲ δὴ ξενίζοντάς τι περὶ αὐτὸ καὶ μίσει καὶ κόλαζε, μὴ μόνον τῶν θεῶν ἕνεκα, ὧν ὁ καταφρονήσας οὐδ' ἄλλου ἄν τινος προτιμήσειεν, ἀλλ' ὅτι καὶ καινά τινα δαιμόνια οἱ τοιοῦτοι ἀντεσφεροντες πολλοὺς ἀναπείθουσιν ἀλλοτριονομεῖν, κἀκ τούτου καὶ συνωμοσίαι καὶ συστάσεις ἑταιρεῖαί τε γίγνονται, ἅπερ ἥκιστα μοναρχίᾳ συμφέρει. (Maecenas) Dio Cass. Hist. lii.36.

4. ... AEDuo SUMMIS honoribus APUD SUOS FUNCTO SACERDOTI AD TEMPL ROM ET AUG AD CONFLUENT ARARIS ET RHODANI. (WlLMANNS, Inscr. 2220.)

5. DIS MAGNIS ULPIUS EGNATIUS FAVENTINUS V C AUGUR PUB Ρ R Q PATER ET HIEROCERYX D S I Μ ARCHIBUCOLUS DEI LIBERI HIEROFANTA HECATAE SACERDOS ISIDIS PERCEPTO TAUROBOLIO CRIOBOLIOQ IDIBUS AUGUSTIS D D Ν Ν VALENTE AUG V ET VALENTINIANO CONSS FELICITER. (Wilmanns, Inscr. 111.)


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