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Salii

 

(from Latin salire, “to leap,” “to dance”), in ancient Rome, a college of priests consisting of 12 priests of the god Mars (the Palatini) and 12 priests of the god Quirinus (the Col-lini or Agonenses). Only patricians could be Salii. During the annual celebrations in honor of Mars (in March and October), the Salii formed a procession around the city and performed a martial dance to a magical incantation; hence the name “Salii” (“dancers”). The Salii also existed in other cities of ancient Italy.

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President Lazarus Salii stepped into a Palauan hospital on a September night a year ago to ask who it was that had been shot.
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government has been pressuring Palau's people to renounce their Constitution, forcing them to vote on it or the compact nine times 'in as many years, spending enormous amounts of money in the process and, aided by Salii, losing by a smaller margin each time.
Although Allied Boston Bank is in the process of relinquishing its corporate charter in Palau for a variety of reasons, including the current unfavorable business climate, we have never conducted unauthorized banking in the Republic of Palau," says Carlos Salii, attorney and corporate secretary of Allied Boston Bank.
Con la ferita ancora aperta, salii sulla canna della bicicletta di mio fratello per arrivare fino alla stazione e prendere un treno per Roma.
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