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  • aconite, antidote for: 7.6.5–6
  • acorn, of Jupiter: 3.18.3–4
  • actors, status of: 3.14.11–14
  • address to mute entities, used to stir emotion: 4.6.10
  • adultery
    • of Fausta: 2.2.9
    • of Julius Caesar: 2.2.5
    • of Maevia Galla: 2.2.6
  • age, used to stir emotion: 4.3.1–5
  • agricultural poetry, of Virgil: 5.2.4
  • agriculture, gift of Saturn: 1.7.21, 24–25
  • air, identified with Juno: 1.15.20, 3.4.8
  • almond: 3.18.8
  • altar
    • grasping, during sacrifice: 3.2.7–9
    • libation poured on: 3.11.3–8
    • of Saturn: 1.8.2, 1.11.48
    • of Vesta: 1.12.6
    • table can serve as: 3.11.5–6
  • ambo, grammatical forms of: 1.4.10
  • amulet (bulla)
    • engraved with heart: 1.6.17
    • use of, against Evil Eye: 1.6.9
    • worn by Roman boys: 1.6.8, 10, 16
    • by those celebrating triumph: 1.6.9
  • anachronism, use of, in literary dialogues: 1.1.5–6
  • analogy, grammatical: 1.4.8–13
  • analysis, rational, contrasted with use of examples: 7.4.4
  • anatomy, Plato’s errors concerning: 7.15.1–7
  • ancestors, offerings to, forbidden on “black days”: 1.16.25
  • “ancestral” gods, and Penates: 3.4.13
  • ancients, the
    • authority of: 1.4.17, 20
    • books of: 1.1.4
    • customs and beliefs of: 1.10.2, 15, 1.12.12, 1.13.19, 1.15.21, 1.16.19, 1.17.3
    • customs of, praised: 1.5.2
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    • reckoning days of month: 1.16.40
    • hold that Saturnalia spans seven days: 1.10.2
    • knowledge of, developed to perfection: 1.3.1
    • linguistic usage of: 1.4.12–13, 16, 21, 27
    • used an to mean circum: 1.14.5
    • used lunar calendar: 1.16.44
    • words of: Praef. 4
    • writings of: 1.4.14, 17, 24
  • ancile, grammatical forms of: 1.4.12
  • anger
    • and indignation: 4.2.7–9
    • encouraged by drink: 7.3.4
    • proneness to, of drunkenness and old age: 7.6.21
    • provoked by jibe: 7.3.4
  • animals
    • domestic, diet of: 7.4.4–5, 7.5.6–9
    • infirmity of: 7.5.10–11
    • oviparous: 7.16.6–7
  • annals, maintained by supreme pontiff: 3.2.17
  • antiquity, respected as “mother of arts”: 1.5.4
  • aporêsis. See uncertainty
  • aposiôpêsis (figure of thought)
    • used by Virgil: 6.6.15–16
    • used to stir emotion: 4.6.20–22
    • See also falling silent
  • ara, etymology of: 3.2.7–8
  • archaism, criticized: 1.5.1–3
  • argument a persona (personal condition)
    • from lesser: 4.2.6.1–5
    • from precedent: 4.5.2–6
    • used to stir emotion: 4.3.2–8
  • arms, forging of, in Homer and Virgil: 5.2.15
  • arteries, function of, in digestion: 7.4.22
  • assemblies of the people, forbidden on market days, acc. to Caesar: 1.16.29
  • astrology
    • example of recherché field: 7.2.4
    • Virgil’s expertise in: 1.24.18
  • asylum, of Romulus: 1.6.16
  • atrium, distinguished from vestibulum: 6.8.15–16
  • augural lore, Virgil’s expertise in: 1.24.17
  • augurs: 1.24.12
  • auspices, taken by magistrates: 1.3.7
  • authority
    • grammatical: 1.4.6–7
    • of ancients: 1.4.17, 2.1.15
    • of Caecina Albinus: 1.4.2
    • of husband over wife: 1.3.9
    • of Praetextatus: 2.1.16
  • authors, ancient, fall out of fashion: 6.9.9
  • baldness, cause of: 7.10.2–5
  • banquet
    • discussion at, soothes the troubled: 7.1.17–19
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