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date: 05 February 2023



  • Nicholas Purcell


Ve(d)iovis, Roman god, a form of *Jupiter, with a festival on 21 May, and temples on the *Tiber island and between the two summits of the Capitoline hill (see capitol). Important remains of the latter, including the marble cult-statue, have been explored under the Palazzo Senatorio, revealing several rebuildings. The cult had important links with the gens Iulia (an ancient altar at suburban *Bovillae dedicated by its members, ILLRP270; see gens; iulius, various entries), and was the object of considerable antiquarian speculation in antiquity.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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