the Roman personification of manly valour.
She was represented with a short tunic, her right breast uncovered, a helmet on her head, a spear in her left hand, a sword in the right, and standing with her right foot on a helmet.
There was a golden statue of her at Rome, which Alaricus, king of the Goths, melted down. (Liv. 27.25
; V. Max. 1.1.8
; Cic. de Nat. Deor.
2.23; Zosim. 5.21.)