Facta et Dicta Memorabilia
Insequenti nocte aedis Vestae arsit. Quo incendio Metellus inter ipsos ignis raptum Palladium incolume servavit.
The following night the temple of Vesta caught fire. In the conflagration Metellus seized the Palladium in the midst of the flames and saved it intact.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Valerius Maximus: Volume I. Books 1-5, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 492, translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 2000, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.