VICTORIA

The personification of victory among the Romans, as Nike was among the Greeks. Dionysius (i. 33) relates that Evander by the command of Minerva dedicated on mount Palatine a temple of Victoria, the daughter of Pallas. On the site of this ancient temple a new one was built by L. Postumius, during the war with the Samnites; and M. Porcius Cato added to it a chapel of Victoria Virgo. In later times there existed three or four sanctuaries of Victory at Rome. (Liv. x. 33, xxix. 14, xxxv. 9; P. Victor, Reg. Urb. iv. vii. viii.)

The Triumph of Victory, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish Baroque painter

The Triumph of Victory, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish Baroque painter