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i.e. mind, a personification of mind, worshipped by the Romans. She had a sanctuary on the Capitol, which had been built, according to some, about the time of the battle of lake Trasimenus, B. C. 217, and according to others a century later. The object of her worship was, that the citizens might always be guided by a right and just spirit (Ov. Fast. 6.241; Liv. 22.9, 10, 23.31; Cic. De Nat. Deor. 2.22, De Leg. 2.11; Plut. De Fort. Romn. 5; August. De Civ. Dei, 4.21; Lactant. 1.20). A festival in honour of Mens Was celebrated on the 8th of June.


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