17 So called from the consent or harmony of the celestial movements of these gods.

18 Tusc. Quaest. i. 26.

19 Livy, ii. 36; Cicero, De Divin. 26.

20 Called by Cicero (De Oratore, i. 39) the most eloquent of lawyers, and the best skilled lawyer among eloquent men.

21 Super flua non nocent..

22 Rom. i. 25.

23 De Divin. ii. 37.

24 Cic. De Nat. Dearum, lib. ii. c. 28.

25 Superstition, from superstes. Against his etymology of Cicero, see Lact. Inst. Div. iv. 28.

26 Balbus, from balbutiens, stammering, babbling.

27 See Cicero, De Nat.. Deor. i. 2.

28 Plutarch's Numa, c. 8.

1 Written in the year 415.

2 On the application of astrology to national prosperity, and the success of certain religions, see Lecky's Rationalism, i. 303.

3 This fact is not recorded in any of the extant works of Hippocrates or Cicero. Vives supposes it may have found place in Cicero's book, De Fato.

4 I.e. the potter.

5 Epist. 107.