Brill’s New Pauly

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(Latin 'spring'), a personification of one of the seasons (II B). V. never had her own cult or myth. In literature and visual representations all the seasons are present, but spring is particularly well developed as a literary motif (Seasons II B 2). In pictorial art the seasons are individually identified by type and/or appropriate attributes, but appear only in a cycle - as women figures (Horai), as cupids, or as youths (genii). Here V. is identified with seasonal attributes (blooms, individually, as a field of flowers, in garlands etc.), and not…

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Willers, Dietrich (Berne), “Ver”, 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 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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