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Venus Pompeiana

Venus Pompeiana.jpg North end of the Forum, with the Temple of JupiterThumbnailsThe Forum Triangulare, with Adjacent BuildingsNorth end of the Forum, with the Temple of JupiterThumbnailsThe Forum Triangulare, with Adjacent Buildings

An altar stands before the statue of Venus. In pre-Roman times this may have been the only shrine in the city at which worship was offered to Herentas; for by that name the goddess of love was known in the native speech. Venus as goddess of the Roman colony, was represented in an altogether different guise, and had a special place of worship elsewhere

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Pompeii, Its Life and Art, by August Mau
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