Sabines


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Sabines

An Italic tribe who lived east of the Tiber river and were conquered by Rome. Legend recounts that Roman settlers kidnapped their young women to provide brides.
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He was spoken of as the most adroit, the strongest, and the most courageous contadino for ten leagues around; and although Teresa was universally allowed to be the most beautiful girl of the Sabines, no one had ever spoken to her of love, because it was known that she was beloved by Vampa.
I think we appreciated the great figure of David in the grand square, and the sculptured group they call the Rape of the Sabines.
You are the direct descendant of those Romans who carried off the Sabine women.
Leaping up with the idea of seeing a score of Happar warriors about to perform anew the Sabine atrocity, I found myself confronted by the company of girls, who, having dropped their work, stood before me with starting eyes, swelling bosoms, and fingers pointed in horror towards me.