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Acca Larentia (or Laurentia)

Acca Larentia (Or Laurentia),

in Roman legend, was the wife of the shepherd Faustulus, who is mentioned. in the mythical story of Romulus and Remus, whose first nurse she was, and to whose remembrance Romulus instituted the Larentalia, a feast of mourning. It is related of her, or one of like name, that when she was in the Temple of Hercules he advised her to give her hand in marriageto the first man who met her on going out of the temple. This was a certain Carutius or Farutius, a man of immense wealth, whom she married, and who left her all his riches, which she bequeathed to the Roman people, and for this she was deified.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Acca Larentia (or Laurentia)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/acca-larentia-or-laurentia.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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