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A surname of Ianus (q.v.). It is said that after the conquest of the Faliscans an image of Ianus was found with four foreheads (

Ianus Quadrifrons in the Forum Transitorium at Rome.

ad Verg. Aen. vii. 607). Hence a temple of Ianus Quadrifrons was afterwards built in the Forum Transitorium, which had four gates. The fact of the god being represented with four heads was considered by the ancients to be an indication of his being the divinity presiding over the year with its four seasons. See Ianus.

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