Ab Urbe Condita Periochae
Cum templum Vestae arderet, Caecilius Metellus, pontifex maximus, ex incendio sacra rapuit.
When the temple of Vesta was burning, Caecilius Metellus, the pontifex maximus, rescued the sacred objects from the flames.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from T. Livius: History of Rome (Volume XIV: Summaries, Fragments), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 404, translated by A.C. Schlesinger, Russel M. Geer, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1959, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.