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that is, "the mother," is used by Ovid (Ov. Met. 14.536) as a surname of Cybele, in the place of mater, or magna mater, but it is better known, in the religious history of Rome, as a surname of Venus, to whom J. Caesar dedicated a temple at Rome, as the mother of the Julia gens. (Suet. Jul. 61, 78, 84; Serv. ad Aen. 1.724.) In like manner, Elissa (Dido), the founder of Carthage, i s called Genitrix. (Sil. Ital. 1.81.)


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