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These were the Sibylline books, which the Romans consulted as a divine oracle by some one of the Quindecemvirs, and this is believed to have been the origin of the Quindecemvirate.
Ac Sibylline books as regularized by Augustus, I can interpret the verses with some confidence.
He also called in and destroyed all unauthorised private collections of Sibylline oracles as well as all other books of public prediction that he could lay his hands upon, to the number of over two thousand.
Roman State possessed a series of prophecies written in Greek and called the Sibylline Books.
There was something mysterious about the origin of the sibylline books.
The sibylline oracles were held in so great veneration among the ancients, that nothing of importance was undertaken without consulting them.
August 1972 to December 1973 in which the conceit was that a personified and all-knowing female pudendum answered the queries of male readers with witty and sometimes sibylline responses.
The Sibylline Books prophesied that an enemy of Rome would perish on the day of the battle, and of course Maxentius said it must be me, and the astrologers were muttering darkly about a conjunction of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus in Capricorn.
I was in the company of a sibylline intelligence which was discounting the promises of the remote future long before they were due,--all this made the task a grave one.
Law tablets and records of unparalleled antiquity had gone, as had the Sibylline Books and many other prophetic documents upon which Rome relied for godly guidance in times of crisis.