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Word: sibylline

Definition: prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)


Sentences Containing 'sibylline'

According to the "Historia Augusta", on January 11 of that year the emperor Aurelian ordered a consultation of the Sibylline books, a collection of prophetic utterances from the gods "(fata deorum)", resulting in a lustration of the city by means of the Amburbium and Ambarvalia.

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