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  • Sabinorum sacris sodales _Tatios_ instituerat "; just as evidently, from ignorance of the language, having no notion what the author was saying in another passage in the Second Book (2), but seeing that he had used the word" majorum "in the previous sentence, he writes nonsensically" ipsorum _majoribus_ "for" ipsorum _moribus_ "

    Tacitus and Bracciolini The Annals Forged in the XVth Century

  • On the window sill, in small flower pots, thyme, garlic, and majorum strained toward the light.

    A HEARTY BREAKFAST • by B. J. Adams

  • The Romans had their twelve great gods, six male and six female, whom they called “Dii majorum gentium”;

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Hi non conveniunt ut diis more majorum sacra faciant, non ut Jovi primitias offerant, aut

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ego majorum nostrorum simplicitatem admiror, qui sic causas gravissimas composuerint, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [6807] Erasmus of such controversies: Pugnet qui volet, ego censeo leges majorum reverenter suscipiendas, et religiose observandas, velut a Deo profectas; nec esse tutum, nec esse pium, de potestate publica sinistram concipere aut serere suspicionem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The whole of their so-called religion consisted, and particularly in the towns, in some of the deorum majorum gentium having temples here and there, in which the aforesaid worship was conducted as an affair of state, when in reality it was an affair of police.

    Essays of Schopenhauer

  • Not without trouble, for they feared to depart from the mos majorum, we persuaded them that the ass carried no merchandise.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • [3067] Viz., the "Dii majorum gentium" of the Gentiles.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • The dog, and some kinds of fish and birds, were sacred to the greater deities -- the _dii majorum gentium_ of the Samoans; and, of course, all the people rigidly abstained from these things.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

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