\sˈɪbɪlˌa͡ɪn bˈʊks], \sˈɪbɪlˌaɪn bˈʊks], \s_ˈɪ_b_ɪ_l_ˌaɪ_n b_ˈʊ_k_s]\
Definitions of SIBYLLINE BOOKS
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Certain prophetical books purchased from a sibyl by Tarquin the Proud, a Roman king, and supposed to contain the fate of the Roman empire.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Books which were supposed to contain the fortunes of the Roman state. These were brought by the sibyl to Tarquin the Proud, who refused them at the price asked. Having burnt six, the sibyl asked the same price for the remaining three. The king then bought them, and they were kept in the temple of the Capitoline Jupiter. A similar tale is told of a Hindu king.
By Henry Percy Smith
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