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date: 06 December 2022

Honos and Virtuslocked

Honos and Virtuslocked

  • Nicholas Purcell

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Deities at Rome personifying military courage and its reward; their cult was selected for two major commemorative temples by successful generals: M. *Claudius Marcellus(1) after his conquest of *Syracuse (dedicated after some controversy by his son in 205 bce), and C. *Marius(1) after the Cimbric War. We know little of the latter (though it was large enough to hold the senate-meeting at which *Cicero was recalled from exile, Cic.

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  • Roman History and Historiography
  • Roman Myth and Religion

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