A surname of Fortuna. After the defeat of the Samnites in 299 BCE, Sp. Carvilius Maximus used part of the spoils to build a temple to Fors Fortuna, near a temple dedicated to the same goddess by Servius Tullius. The temple was located in the fourteenth region of the city. Tacitus1 mentions that Teberius built or restored a temple of Fors Fortuna around 16 CE.

The festival of Fors Fortuna was, according to Ovid,2 a time of great revelry for the plebs, and was held on June 24.



  1. Annales ii, 41.1.
  2. Fasti vi, 775 ff.


  • Livy. The History of Rome x, 46.
  • Varro. On the Latin Language vi, 17.