Livy 8.11.1 (tr. Betty Radice):
These details I have
thought it appropriate to repeat, in the very words in which they were
formulated and handed down, although the memory of every practice,
religious and secular, has been effaced by our preference for all that is
new and foreign in place of what is native and traditional.
etsi omnis divini humanique moris memoria abolevit nova peregrinaque omnia
priscis ac patriis praeferendo, haud ab re duxi verbis quoque ipsis, ut tradita
nuncupataque sunt, referre.