JUVENTAS (Latin for " youth " : later Juventus) , in
See also:mythology, the tutelar goddess of
See also:young men . She was worshipped at Rome from very early times . In the front
See also:court of the
See also:temple of
See also:Minerva on the Capitol there was a
See also:chapel of Juventas, in which a
See also:coin had to be deposited by each youth on his
See also:assumption of the toga virilis, and sacrifices were offered on behalf of the rising manhood of the state . In connexion with this chapel it is related that, when the temple was in course of erection,
See also:Terminus, the
See also:god of boundaries, and Juventas refused to quit the sites they had already appropriated as sacred to themselves, which accordingly became
See also:part of the new sanctuary . This was interpreted as a sign of the immovable boundaries and eternal youth of the Roman state . It should be observed that in the
See also:oldest accounts there is no mention of Juventas, whose name (with that of
See also:Mars) was added in support of the augural prediction . After the Second Punic War Greek elements were introduced into her cult . In 218 B.C., by
See also:order of the Sibylline books, a
See also:lectisternium was prepared for Juventas and a public thanks-giving to Hercules, an association which shows the influence of the Greek
See also:Hebe, the wife of Heracles . In 207
See also:Marcus Livius Salinator, after the defeat of
See also:Hasdrubal at the
See also:battle of Sena, vowed another temple to Juventas in the
See also:Circus Maximus, which was dedicated in 191 by C . (or M.)
See also:Lucullus; it was destroyed by
See also:fire in 16 B.c. and rebuilt by
See also:Augustus . In imperial times, Juventas personified, not the youth of the Roman state, but of the future emperor . See
See also:Dion .
Halic., iii . 69, iv . 15;
See also:Livy v . 54, xxi . 62,
See also:xxxvi . 36 .
WILLIAM JUXON (1582-1663)
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