However that may be, these virgins took the choicest and most important of the sacred objects and fled away along the river.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Plutarchus: Parallel Lives (Volume II. Themistocles and Camillus. Aristides and Cato Major. Cimon and Lucullus), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 47, translated by Bernadotte Perrin, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1914, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.