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Chris Ludwig
by C Ludwig
published on 26 April 2012
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Temple of Vesta. This was the location of the eternal flame which was kept burning at all times. Vestals would vow an oath of service & chastity for a period of 30 years to the Goddess Vesta. Vestals had rank and privilege in Roman Society even so far as allowing Vestals to commune a prisoner's sentence. This was one of the most sacred spots in Ancient Rome. Should a Vestal ever break her vow of chastity the penalty was to be buried alive.

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Ludwig, C. (2012, April 26). Temple of Vesta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/468/temple-of-vesta/

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Ludwig, C. "Temple of Vesta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/468/temple-of-vesta/.

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Ludwig, C. "Temple of Vesta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 29 Jul 2021.