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Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Sabines

Sabines, an ancient Italian people of the Central Apennines, belonged to the Indo-European race, and extended from Umbria to Lucania and Apulia. The Sabines, in a more particular sense, were those in the N., separated by the Tiber from Etruria, and from Rome by the Anio. They were a pastoral race, and, after being subdued by Rome in 200 B.C., received the Roman franchise. At an earlier period the Romans supplied themselves with wives by the well-known Sabine Rape. The Sabines had a curious custom of protecting themselves against over-population by declaring a Sacred Spring (ver sacrum), i.e. forcing all those born in a certain year to emigrate and found new colonies.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39