Fortuna deity and concept in archaic and republican italy daniele miano draws upon up to date archaeological and epigraphic data to provide a detailed and comprehensive reference work for scholars and students. But fortuna is a pagan deity of much older lineage than the renaissance a deity of ancient and republican rome as this new book published by oxford attests fortuna deity and concept in archaic and republican italy by daniele miano. Get this from a library fortuna deity and concept in archaic and republican italy daniele miano what is good luck and what did it mean to the romans what connections were there between luck and childbirth victory in war or success in business what did roman statesmen like cicero and caesar . The primary reason for fortunas longevity is that she was a conceptual deity symbiotically connected to the concept of chance and good fortune when communities individuals and social groups interacted with the goddess they were inevitably also interacting with the concept renegotiating it enriching it with new meanings and challenging . The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic latium and though the chronological scope of the discussion presented here covers the archaic age to the late republic she was still a widely recognized allegorical figure during the middle ages and the renaissance
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