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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 23 January 2016
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A colossal statue of a Genius, the Roman instance of a divine nature. The likeness of the face to Augustus and size of the sculpture suggest it may represent the Genius Augusti. The figure holds a cornucopia and is making a sacrifice. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2016, January 23). Roman Genius. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4471/roman-genius/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Genius." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4471/roman-genius/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Genius." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2016. Web. 29 Jul 2021.