Jovem lapidem jurare -> swear by Jupiter the stone

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Jovem lapidem jurare -> swear by Jupiter the stone.  Lewis & Short, Latin Dictionary s.v. Juppiter: "Jovem lapidem jurare, said of one who swore by Jupiter (holding in one hand a knife with which he pierced the sacrificial sow, and in the other hand a stone)."  S.v. lapis:  "A statue: Jovem lapidem jurare, the statue of Jupiter at the Capitol."
Δία λίθον ὀμνύναι (Polybius 3.25.6)
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