"Victory." The personification of victory among the Romans, as Nike was among the Greeks. Dionysius1 relates that Evander by the command of Minerva dedicated on the 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.


See Nike.



  1. i, 33.


  • Livy. The History of Rome x, 33; xxix, 14; xxxv, 9. P. Victor. De Regionibus Urbis Romae iv, vii, viii.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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