The three surviving books of the Sibyl Amalthaea were
preserved in a stone chest underground in the temple of Jupiter
Capitolinus, and committed to the charge of custodians chosen in the
same manner as the high priests. The number of custodians was at first
two, then ten, and ultimately fifteen. The books were destroyed by fire
when the Capitol was burnt (A.D. 670).
A collection of poetical utterances in Greek, compiled in the
second century (138-167). The collection is in eight books, relates to
Jesus Christ, and is entitled Oracula Sibylina.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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