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[1] Symbol of the star of Caesar

In Latin antiquity, L. refers primarily to the morning star (Greek φωσφόρος/phōsphóros or ἑωσφόρος/ heōsphóros; Venus; Planets), and in a secondary sense L. also characterizes divine figures. Roman mythology interprets L. as the star of deified Caesar. In Christianity, L. loses the positive connotation: although entirely with reference to 2 Cor 4:6, 2 Petr 1:19 and Apc…

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Kundert, Lukas (Basle) and Heim, Manfred (Munich), “Lucifer”, 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 25 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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