Roman Goddess Flora

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Carole Raddato
published on 14 May 2015

Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers, vegetation and fertility. Spring was her season and her temple stood near the Circus Maximus in Rome. Her festival, called the Floralia, was instituted in 238 BCE.
This Roman artwork from the Hadrianic era with some modern alterations was found at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli (Italy). Now in Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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