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Febris

the goddess of fever, or rather the averter of fever. She had three sanctuaries at Rome, the most ancient and celebrated of which was on the Palatine; the second was on the area, which was adorned with the monuments of Marius, and the third in the upper part of the vicus longus. In these sanctuaries amulets were dedicated which people had worn during a fever. (V. Max. 2.5. ยง (6; Cic. de Leg. 2.11; de Nat. Deor. 3.25; Aelian, Ael. VH 12.11). The worship of this divinity at Rome is sufficiently accounted for by the fitct, that in ancient times the place was visited by fevers as much as at the present day.

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