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Pliny the Younger (A.D. 62?–c.A.D. 113).  Letters.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
XLIV. To the Emperor Trajan
 
 
WE have acquitted, Sir, and renewed our annual vows 1 for your prosperity, in which that of the empire is essentially involved, imploring the gods to grant us ever thus to pay and thus to repeat them.  1
 
Note 1. This was an anniversary custom observed throughout the empire on the 30th of December. M. [back]
 

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