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Transvectio equitum
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Parade of the iuventus of Roman equites on 15 July. Its route led from the Temple of Mars to the Porta Capena, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, and up to the Temple of Iuppiter Optimus Maximus on the  Capitolium (sources: Liv. 9,46,15; Vir. ill. 32,2). There are mythical/cultic and constitutional versions of the origins of this institution, whose beginnings can be traced to the 4th cent. BC. The first is connected with the help given by the Dioscuri in the battle between the Romans and the Latins at Lacus Regillus (396 BC; Liv. 2,9 ff.; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 6,3; Cic. N…

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Siebert, Anne Viola (Hannover), “Transvectio equitum”, 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 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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