Definition of Sibylline books in English:

Sibylline books

Line breaks: Sibyl|line books

noun

A collection of oracles belonging to the ancient Roman state and used for guidance by magistrates and others.
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  • Significantly, Augustus moved the Sibylline books from the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus to the temple of Apollo Palatinus.
  • Chapter One questions the connection between the Sibylline books and the Magna Mater cult.
  • A similar set of Sibylline books appeared when Syrian Christians suffered under Moslem rule in the seventh century.

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