Genetrix sentence example

genetrix
  • Caesar made the most of his divine ancestry and built a temple in his forum to Venus Genetrix; but his patrician descent was of little importance in politics and disqualified Caesar from holding the tribunate, an office to which, as a leader of the popular party, he would naturally have aspired.
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  • Of the two latter titles, the first is derived from the name of Venus Genetrix, the ancestress of the Julian house, the second indicates that the colonists were drawn from the plebs Urbana.
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  • On the other hand the fate of Creusa (sed me magna deum genetrix his detinet oris) is a link with the worship of Cybele.
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