On the significance of the gate in sacred edifices, see Trumbull, The Threshold Covenant, pp. 102-108. Dr. Peters is of the opinion that at the entrance to the temple area proper at Nippur there also stood two large columns. Découvertes en Chaldée, pp. 62-64.
So His. 4, 64: redisse vos in corpus nomenque Germanorum. Habitantur. Al. habitant and habitantium, by conjecture. The subject is the Semnonian country implied in Semnonum: the Semnonians inhabit a hundred villages, is the idea. XL. Langobardos. First mentioned by Velleius, 2, 106: gens etiam Germana feritate ferocior. See also Ann. 2, 45, 46, 62-64.