Larentia


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Larentia

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Larentina:

see Acca LarentiaAcca Larentia
or Acca Larentina
, in Roman mythology, wife of the shepherd Faustulus and foster mother of Romulus and Remus. Her 12 sons founded the priesthood of the Arval Brothers. According to one legend she was a wealthy courtesan who left all her money to the people of Rome.
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(6) In July 2015, the CJEU released its judgment in the joined Cases C-108/14 and 109/14 (Larentia + Minerva and Marenave, respectively) which held that EU member states may restrict VAT grouping only to legal persons, when those restrictions are appropriate and necessary to prevent abuse, avoidance, or evasion.
The seated female figure, whom one of the twins suckles, might be identified as Larentia, wife of the shepherd Faustulus, who reared the two boys, and who according to Livy gave rise to the myth of the she-wolf.
Even at the dawn of Roman civilization, as a Tiberine she-wolf (Acca Larentia?) suckled Romulus and Remus, some inhabitant of the Italic peninsula may have gazed at the sky one night and fancied that faintly luminous band of stars overarching the heavens to be a road or way of milk, or via lactea, a phrase that was translated by Chaucer in Middle English as melky weye and thence Milky Way, eventually passing into Modern English, where it became a candy bar.