Ab Urbe Condita

T. Livius

Hac religione levatis altera iniecta, quod sanguine per biduum pluvisset in area Vulcani; et per decemviros supplicatio indicta erat eius prodigii expiandi causa.

When they were freed from this fear another came upon them, because for two days it had rained blood in the precinct of Vulcan; and a period of prayer was proclaimed by the decemvirs as expiation for this prodigy.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from T. Livius: History of Rome (Volume XI: Books 38-39), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 313, translated by Evan T. Sage, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1936, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.