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date: 09 December 2022



  • Nicholas Purcell


The cult of personified harmonious agreement (Gk. *homonoia) within the body politic at Rome (a useful ideological slogan, as for instance concordia of the *senate and *equites in the politics of *Cicero) is an effective diagnostic of its absence. The first temple overlooking the *forum from the lower slopes of the Capitoline was attributed to M. *Furius Camillus as peacemaker in the troubles associated with the Licinio-Sextian legislation of 367 bce (see licinius stolo, c.); a major rebuilding by L. *Opimius in 121 commemorated the suppression of C. *Sempronius Gracchus and his followers, and the grandest rebuilding by *Tiberius (vowed 7 bce, dedicated as Concordia Augusta, ce 10, foreshadowing various usages under the empire, on coins (concordia of provinces, soldiers, or armies) and in municipal contexts (e.g. the monument of Eumachia at *Pompeii) to proclaim loyalty and political acquiescence in difficult times) was intended to celebrate a really elusive solidarity within Augustus' household.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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