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4. damnata voti: 'bound, as they were, to discharge their vow': damnare voti is sacral (7. 28. 4, 10. 37. 16, 27. 45. 8, 39. 9. 4; Nepos, Timol. 5. 3; Fronto 95. 20 van den Hout; Macrobius 3. 2. 6). Against the passionate outbursts of plebeians and patricians alike, Camillus preserves an impassive front. res moventes is the technical term in law for movables (Aul. Gell. 11. 18. 13; Dig. 33. 10. 2, 39. 5. 35; see Wölfflin, Archiv f. Lat. Lex. 10 (1896), 10); cf. the intransitive use of movere in, e.g., terra movit. As Crévier saw, a colon not a comma is required after decumae.

25. 7. The matter was referred to the pontifices, within whose competence fell all matters concerning the performance of vows and dedications. Their judgement is naturally formulated in legalistic terms. For quod eius cf. 34. 2; for conceptum votum cf. 41. 21. 11; Macrobius 1. 10. 21; C.I.L. 11. 3081 vootum … cuncaptum.

25. 8. pollicitae: sc. sunt. The sentence should be punctuated pollicitae … aurum, et omnia ornamenta sua in aerarium detulerunt 'they promised gold and contributed all their jewels'. There is no need, with Morstadt, to delete et, taking pollicitae as a participle. The voluntary contribution by the matrons and their reward seem to be a doublet of the similar occasion a few years later. See 50. 7 n.

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