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Lucius Paparius the General having to fight against the Samnites made an oath to Jupiter that if he conquer'd he would sacrifice a [[deletion]] l [[/deletion]] little cup of wine. Carthen Images of the Gods were most in repute at that time: none were made either of gold, nor any of silver. Neither had the republick any reason to be asham'd of men that worship'd such Gods. For Jupiter seem'd to be more propitious when his statue was made of clay, but not so when it was made of gold. The Images of the Gods made