C. Plinius Caecilius
Invenio...Vestae quoque aedem ipsam Syracusana superficie tegi placuisse.
I find that...that a resolution was passed that even the temple of Vesta should have its roof covered with an outer coating of Syracusan metal.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Plinius Caecilius: Natural History (Volume IX. Books 33-35), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 394, translated by H. Rackham, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1952, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.