Mamurius Veturius
(404 words)

[German version]

Blacksmith under king Numa Pompilius who produced eleven copies of a bronze shield that has dropped from the sky during an epidemic in order to protect the shield from theft. M. was rewarded by being mentioned in the Carmen Saliare; the priesthood of the Salii kept the shields and used them in their dances (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 2,71; Ov. Fast. 3,383-392; Plut. Numa 13; Min. Fel. 24,11; Paul Fest. 117,13 l.). M. is also believed to have created a bronze statue of the god Vertumnus (Prop. 4,2,61). As there is no mention of M. in Livy (1,20,3f.), Varro or Vergil, it …

Cite this page
Phillips, C. Robert III. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), “Mamurius Veturius”, 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 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲