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p551 Venus Calva

An article on p551 of

Samuel Ball Platner (as completed and revised by Thomas Ashby):
A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome,
London: Oxford University Press, 1929.


Venus Calva: a temple which the Roman senate is said to have ordered built at some unknown date in honour of those Roman matrons who had given their hair for bowstrings (Hist. Aug. Maxim. 33; cf. Serv. Aen. I.720; Lact. Inst. I.20.27; Pr. Myth. I.447; RE III.1408).a Nothing further is known of this temple and its existence is very doubtful (SHA 1916, 7.A, 13).


Thayer's Note:

a references: also Augustine, Letters, 17.2.


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