Capitoline Triad


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Capitoline Triad

 

in ancient Rome the group of three major gods held sacred in the Capitoline Temple, on the Capitoline Hill. The triad consisted of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. Worship of the triad ceased when the temple was destroyed by the Vandals in 455.

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Of greater significance is the attitude to the complex ancient sources, with Cicero, Livy, and Ovid being presented as a sort of Capitoline Triad of authorities for religious developments, with no thought for the different agendas of these authors or the differences among, say, particular works of Cicero.
Not surprisingly, Roman cults flourished in Garthage, most notably the Capitoline triad, but they were not imposed by the central government so much as they were chosen by the colonists of Carthage in order to reinforce their own identity as Romans.