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Fortuna : deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Author: Daniele Miano
Publisher: Oxford, OX : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What is good luck and what did it mean to the Romans? What connections were there between luck and success? This volume aims to address these questions by focusing on the Latin goddess Fortuna, who was connected to the concept of chance and good fortune, and analysing the changing interactions with deity and concept in ancient Italy.
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Miano, Daniele.
Fortuna.
Oxford, OX : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)990849613
Named Person: Fortuna, (Roman deity); Fortuna, (Roman deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniele Miano
ISBN: 9780191090141 019109014X 9780191828843 019182884X
OCLC Number: 1026492246
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: word and concept --
The city of Fortuna --
Fortunae in Italy --
Archaic Rome --
Fortuna and the Republic --
To each his own --
Fortuna in translation, Fortuna as translation --
A godless goddess --
Conclusion: fragmentation and unity.
Responsibility: Daniele Miano.

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