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Man with donkey

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Before the battle of Actium, young Gaius Octavius, adopted son of Julius Caesar, met on the road man with a donkey. Asking a man for a name, he heard that this is called Eutyches, which means “happy” in Greek. In addition, the donkey was to be named Nikon. What is important, the goddess of victory was “Nike”.

Gaius Octavius treated this as a very good omen. What’s more, after the victory, he placed a statue of a man with a donkey in a temple, the construction of which he commissioned near the place of battle.

  • Suetonius, Augustus, II 96

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