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Iuppiter
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I. Cult and myth

J. (rarely Iupiter, archaic Diovis, Umbrian Iupater) is the supreme god of the Roman and Latin pantheon; while in iconography and myth he is identified completely with the Greek  Zeus, he exists in his own right in the cult.

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A. Etymology and origin

The derivation from *Dieu-pater, i.e. Indo-European *dieu-/diu- and the invoking pater, is undisputed; it connects him with Greek Zeus (*dieus, vocative Ζεῦ πάτερ) and Old Indo-Aryan Dyaus, and actually de…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Ley, Anne (Xanten), “Iuppiter”, 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 10 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e603790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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