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This paper examines a locus from the epitome of P. Annius Florus not yet interpreted (II. 24). After the victory over the Pannonians, Romans threw the weapons into the Sava and Drava rivers. According to written sources Romans offered their gods the weapons of the defeated enemy: they erected a tropaeum, built a hill of weapons, or burnt them. Either way, the archaeological finds show that the practice of throwing the weapons of the enemy into a river was also not unfamiliar to Roman soldiers. In my opinion Florus describes this kind of votive action.

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Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Authors: György Németh, György W. Hegyi, Klára Kisdi, and Péter Forisek

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