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  • proper n. The goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. Greek equivalent: Hebe.

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Examples

  • Another is called "Juventas," mildly sulphurous, and recommended for high blood pressure and rheumatism.

    A New Hungary

  • When he regained the use of his spasmed muscles, he helped them wash the boy and clothe him in the purple-bordered toga of childhood; in December of this year, on the feast of Juventas, he would have become a man.

    The Grass Crown

  • Juventas was the Roman divinity identified with Hebe, whose attributes, however, were regarded by the Romans as applying more particularly to the imperishable vigour and immortal glory of the state.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Here, when the Capitol was to be freed by the rites of augury, Juventas and Terminus, to the very great joy of our fathers, suffered not themselves to be moved.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • In Rome also a lectisternium was ordered for Juventas and a special service of intercession at the temple of Hercules, and afterwards one in which the whole population were to take part at all the shrines.

    The History of Rome, Vol. III

  • Another dedication was that of the temple of Juventas in the Circus Maximus, which was carried out by C. Licinius Lucullus.

    The History of Rome, Vol. V

  • Here it was that whilst the Capitol was being cleared with augural rites, Juventas and Terminus, to the great delight of your fathers, would not allow themselves to be moved.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • Juventas was the divine representative of the putting away of childish things and the assumption of the responsibilities and privileges of young manhood.

    The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome

  • During the war itself in the year B.C. 207 a Roman general had vowed a temple to Juventas on the occasion of a battle near Siena.

    The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome

  • This Juventas was nothing more or less than the Greek Hebe, the female counterpart of Ganymedes, as cupbearer to the gods.

    The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome

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