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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The second king of Rome and the successor of Romulus, its founder, born at Cures, in the Sabine country, and devoted himself to the establishment of religion and laws among his subjects and the training of them in the arts of peace, in which, according to the legend, he was assisted by a nymph Egeria (q. v .), who lived close by in a grotto, and to whom he had ever and anon recourse for consultation; he was long revered in the Roman memory as the organiser of the State and its civil and sacred institutions, and his reign was long and peaceful.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Numa Pompilius'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​n/numa-pompilius.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.