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Latin 201 Clifton Hall 2-15-2020 I Near the baths was a temple, having been built by Roman craftsmen. King Cogidubnus was sitting in front of the temple with many slaves and chiefs. Quintus was standing near the throne. A band of soldiers was guarding the king and the chieftains. In front of the temple was a huge altar, which everyone was looking towards. Memor, who was wearing a splendid toga, was standing near the altar. Two priests, leading a black lamb, proceeded slowly to the altar. After the king gave the signal, one priest sacrificed the lamb. Then Memor, who was now trembling and sweating, said to the other priest, "I order you to inspect the omens. Tell me: what do you see?" The priest, after he inspected the lamb's liver, anxiously said, "The liver is lead colored. Surely this means death? Surely it means the death of a famous man?" Memor, having been terrified and growing pale, responded to the priest, "No! The goddess Sulis, who usually hears the prayers of the sick, has sent us the best of omens." Having spoken these

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