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Laran
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Etruscan god of war, most often depicted as a youth and identified by name. From the 5th cent. BC represented on Etruscan mirrors, frequently in the context with other deities, especially with Turan/Aphrodite; to a large extent equivalent to Greek Ares and Roman Mars, not identical with Etruscan Maris. L. also occurs on vessels and as free-standing sculpture (monumental: ‘Mars of Todi’), but not on the bronze liver of Piacenza ( Divination VII).

Bibliography

I. Krauskopf, s.v. L., Dizionario della civiltà etrusca, 1985, 147f.

E. Simon, s.…

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Prayon, Friedhelm (Tübingen), “Laran”, 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 21 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e631390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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