the personification of hope, was worshipped at Rome, where she had several temples, the most ancient of which had been built in B. C. 354, by the consul Atilius Calatinus, near the Porta Carmentalis (Liv. 2.51
; Tac. Ann. 2.49
). The Greeks also worshipped the personification of hope, Elpis, and they relate the beautiful allegory, that when Epimetheus opened the vessel brought to him by Pandora, from which all manner of evils were scattered over the earth, Hope (Elpis) alone remained behind (Hes. Op. et D. 96 ;
Theognis, 1135). Hope was represented presented in works of art as a youthful figure, lightly walking in full attire, holding in her right hand a flower, and with the left lifting up her garment. (Hirt, Mythol. Bilderb.
p. 100; Müller, Anc. Art and its Rem.