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The Roman goddess of fruit, Lat. pomum (Fest. 144,12 f. L.; Varro Fr. 181, 189 Cardauns), whose sanctuary (pomonal) was situated outside Rome on the via Ostiensis in the ager Solonius (Fest. 296,15-17 L.; [1. 144 f.]). The Roman calendars do not record any festival for P.; movable festival days (feriae conceptiuae) are probable [2. 199]. P. had a flamen minimus ( flamines ; Fest. 144,13 f. L.; CIL III 12732); the description minimus probably does not refer to a hypothetical subordinate status of the goddess, but reflects differentiation within the fl…

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Phillips, C. Robert III. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), “Pomona”, 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 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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