De Lingua Latina

M. Terentius Varro

Carinae pote a caerimonia, quod hinc oritur caput Sacrae Viae ab Streniae sacello quae pertinet in arcem, qua sacra quotquot mensibus feruntur in arcem et per quam augures ex arce profecti solent inaugurare. Huius Sacrae Viae pars haec sola volgo nota, quae est a Foro eunti primore clivo.

Carinae is perhaps from caerimonia ' ceremony,' because from here starts the beginning of the Sacred Way, which extends from the Chapel of Strenia to the citadel, by which the offerings are brought every year to the citadel, and by which the augurs regularly set out from the citadel for the observation of the birds. Of this Sacred Way, this is the only part commonly known, namely the part which is at the beginning of the Ascent as you go from the Forum.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Terentius Varro: On the Latin Language (Volume I. Books 5-7), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 333, translated by Roland G. Kent, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1934, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.