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Felicitas
(293 words)

[German version]

The Roman goddess F., usually depicted as a wreathed figure with a cornucopia and herald's staff (caduceus) [1], is the personification of good luck and success that supposedly endures unlike  Fortuna (Val. Max. 7,1). She received her first temple in Rome, which was built with booty from the Spanish campaigns of L. Lucinius Lucullus (Cass. Dio 43,21,1; 76,2), shortly after 146 BC in the Velabrum area (Suet. Iul. 37). Another temple (together with Venus Victrix, Honos and Virtus) was built by Pompey in 55 BC on…

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Schaffner, Brigitte (Basle), “Felicitas”, 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 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e410620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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