VictoriaGodess of victory Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon
Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory. She was normally depicted with wings and often carrying trophies from defeated enemies. Victoria was identified with the Greek goddess Nike.
Victoria usually appeared in reliefs on the spandrels of triumphal arches, such as the Arch of Augustus, the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Arch of Constantine. She also appeared often on coins, until the 3rd century CE.
The cult of Victoria was one of the last pagan cults to succumb to Christianity.
- Arch of Augustus - Triumphal arch celebrating Augustus' victory at Actium (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Septimius Severus - Triumphal arch celebrating Septimius Severus victories over the Parthians (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Augustus - Roman Emperor (27 BCE-14 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Curia Julia - The meeting place of the Roman senate (from c. 50 BCE) (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Titus - Triumphal arch celebrating the conquest of Jerusalem by Vespasian and Titus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Temple of Caesar - Temple dedicated in 29 BC by Augustus to deified Julius Caesar (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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