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date: 20 March 2023



  • Piero Treves


The hero of an aetiological myth invented to explain the name of lacus Curtius, a pit or pond in the Roman *forum, which by the time of *Augustus had already dried up. Three Curtii are mentioned in this connection: (1) a Sabine Mettius Curtius who fell from his horse into a marsh while fighting against *Romulus;(2) C.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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