Janus - in ancient sources @ attalus.org
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- Roman god of gates and new beginnings
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Duilius dedicates a temple to Janus.
The gate of Janus is closed, as a symbol that Rome is at peace.
[Philoxenus] says, telling you that Janus who is worshipped as a
icated a temple to Janus in the Forum] Holitorium [
(1st cent. A.D.) closed the gate of Janus, [when he was consul
checked, the gates of twin-faced Janus were closed. The first and
words of Cornelius Tacitus: " Janus was opened in the old
peace and decreed that double-faced Janus should be confined by the
was on one side a Janus facing both ways and on
year, and to show that Janus is the god of the
the two carved the Father Janus which was dedicated in its
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