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[1] Sabinian deity

According to Serv. Auct. Georg. 1,7, the Sabine name for Ceres. Presumably P. had the role of an agrarian deity in the pantheon of the Sabini; her exact function, however, cannot be determined. The translatability of Ceres as P. cannot be explained by an assumed displacement or absorption of a Sabine deity by the Italic or Roman goddess Ceres; their identification is probably a later scholarly interpretation. The attractive hypothesis of a relatio…

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Kunz, Heike (Tübingen), “Panis”, 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 28 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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