Text #1854Roman History .
[AmmMarc. 19.12.19--19.12.20. Translated by C. D. Yonge. George Bell and Sons. 1894 pp. 210--211]
19 At that time a monster, horrible both to see and to describe, was produced at Daphne, a beautiful and celebrated suburb of Antioch; namely, an infant with two mouths, two sets of teeth, two heads, four eyes, and only two very short ears. And such a mis-shapen offspring was an omen that the republic would become deformed.
20 Prodigies of this kind are often produced, presaging events of various kinds; but as they are not now publicly expiated, as they were among the ancients, they are unheard of and unknown to people in general.