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Consus
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is god of the harvest of the grain crop. His name is derived from condere (‘harvest’). His festival was the  Consualia , his underground altar was in the valley of the Circus, south of the foot of the Palatine. The C. inscription transmitted by Tertullian (De spectaculis 5,7) can hardly have come from this altar and does not seem very old. Goddesses involved in protecting the grain crop (Seia, Segetia, Tutilina) were also venerated at the same location. In 272 BC, after his triumph over Tarentum, L. P…

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Scheid, John (Paris), “Consus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e304790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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