Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Sta’tor [the stopper or arrestor].

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sta’tor [the stopper or arrestor].
When the Romans fled from the Sabines, they stopped at a certain place and made terms with the victors. On this spot they after wards built a temple to Jupiter, and called it the temple of Jupiter Stator or Jupiter who caused them to stop in their flight.   1
“Here, Stator Jove and Phœbus, god of verse
The votive tablet I suspend.”



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