The island between the two arms acquired the name of Insula Sacra (still called Isola Sacra) by which Procopius mentions it.
His ritual and mysteries (Sacra Savadia) gained a firm footing in Rome during the 2nd century A.D., although as early as 139 B.C. the first Jews who settled in the capital were expelled by virtue of a law which proscribed the propagation of the cult of Jupiter Sabazius.
It was a solemn feast attended only by members of one clan, at which those who had quarrelled were at the sacrament of the table (apud sacra mensae) reconciled.
National sacra and the ceremonial requirements were made to assume a secondary role or were even ignored.'
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