Ab Urbe Condita

T. Livius

Data venia seducit filiam ac nutricem prope Cloacinae ad tabernas quibus nunc novis est nomen atque ibi ab lanio cultro arrepto, "Hoc te uno quo possum" ait "modo, filia, in libertatem vindico."

Permission being granted, he led his daughter and the nurse apart, to the booths near the shrine of Cloacina, now known as the "New Booths," and there, snatching a knife from a butcher, he exclaimed, "Thus, my daughter, in the only way I can, do I assert your freedom!"

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from T. Livius: History of Rome (Volume II: Books 3-4), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 133, translated by B.O. Foster, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1922, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.