Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

This passage from Ennius is preserved in Cicero’s De Divinatione 1.48 “They were struggling over whether the city would be called Roma or Remora. And worry about which one of them would rule infected all men. They were awaiting the word as when the consul wishes to give the signal And all men eagerly look…

Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE