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Palladium in ignis | by | MolochBaal ⟩
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Palladium in ignis

Lucius Caecilius Metellus, former general who defeated Hasdrubal, being Pontifex Maximus, saved the Palladium of Troy (image of Palas Athena brought to Rome by Aeneas) from the fire that began inside the temple of Vesta, resulting this heroic action in blindness.

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Taken on July 11, 2012