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[1] Roman goddess and personification of victory

Roman goddess and personification of victory, etymologically derived from vincere, "to be victorious" [5. 2501]. In contrast to Nike, her Greek counterpart whom she followed closely in her personification and iconography (as winged goddess, often with cornucopia, wreath and palm leaf: [4. 239-269]), V. was worshipped early and independently in her cult as the…

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Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen) and Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Victoria”, 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 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12204180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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