Brill’s New Pauly

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Goddess who was worshipped in a grove between the estuary of the Liris and Minturnae (modern Minturno), probably as early as the beginning of the 7th cent. BC. A temple which was still frequented in the late Republican period can be dated to the late 6th cent. According to Plutarch (Marius 39), once something had been carried into the temple it was not allowed to remove it. Archaeological findings - anatomical votive offerings ( Consecratio) and representations of babies ( Kourotrophos) among others - as well as the location of the sanctuary outside the city …

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von Stuckrad, Kocku (Erfurt), “Marica”, 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 30 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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