Geographical sites:

  • Rome (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #423025)
    Pleiades_icon Roma urban, settlement, temple Geocontext: Roma/Rome
    Description: The capital of the Roman Republic and Empire.


Text #3285

Obsequens. "A Book of Prodigies After the 505th year of Rome"


26. Ser. Flacco Q. Calpurnio coss. AUC 619/135 BC

Mount Etna blazed with greater fires than normal. At Rome a boy was born without an opening in his anus. At Bononia corn grew on trees. The cry of an owl was heard firstly on the Capitol, then around the city. After a reward was placed on this bird it was captured by a fowler and incinerated. Its ashes were scattered in the Tiber. A bull spoke. In Numantia things went badly, since the Roman army was defeated.

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