[the stopper or arrestor]. When the Romans fled from the Sabines, they stopped at a certain place and made terms with the victors. On this spot they afterwards built a temple to Jupiter, and called it the temple of Jupiter Stator or Jupiter who caused them to stop in their flight.
Here, Stator Jove and Phoebus, god of verse The votive tablet I suspend.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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