February 15th, 2009 by sabrina
Roma is the Roman Goddess of the city of Rome. Temples to her were established in many Roman colonies to cement the relationship of the colony with the authority of Rome. A temple next to the Colosseum was shared by Roma and Venus—the temple consisted of two back-to-back chambers, with a statue of one of the Goddesses in each. Roma’s depiction is usually quite similar to that of Minerva, wearing a helmet and carrying a spear or a sword and a shield, but she is often shown seated on a throne. One of her epithets was Roma Aeterna (Eternal Rome).
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