P. Ovidius Naso
Ovid Fast. 6.257-60
Dena quater memorant habuisse Parilia Romam,
cum flammae custos aede recepta dea est.
They say that Rome had forty times celebrated the Parilia when the goddess, Guardian of Fire, was received in her temple.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from P. Ovidius Naso: Volume V. Fasti, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 253, translated by J.G. Frazer, revised G.P. Goold, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1931, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.