Navius sentence example

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  • ATTUS NAVIUS, in Roman legendary history, a famous augur during the reign of Tarquinius Priscus.
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  • When the latter desired to double the number of the equestrian centuries, Navius opposed him, declaring that it must not be done unless the omens were propitious, and, as a proof of his powers of divination, cut through a whetstone with a razor.
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  • Navius's statue with veiled head was afterwards shown in the comitium; the whetstone and razor were buried in the same place, and a puteal placed over them.
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  • It was reported that Navius was subsequently put to death by Tarquinius.
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  • He is said to have raised the number of the senators to 300, and to have doubled the number of the knights '(see Navius, Attus).
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