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Fortuna

(fôrto͞o`nə), in Roman religion, goddess of fortune. Worshiped under several forms, she appears to have originally been a goddess of fertility. She was later identified with Tyche, the Greek goddess of chance, and like her was represented with a ship's rudder and a cornucopia.

Fortuna

[fȯr′tü·nə]
(astronomy)
An asteroid with a diameter of about 130 miles (210 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.44 astronomical units, and C-type surface composition.

Fortuna

goddess of chance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 58]
See: Chance
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El comun denominador de estas definiciones medicas lo resume Christopher Craft de manera pertinente cuando atribuye la feminizacion del homosexual a lo que el denomina "the essentially homophobic metaphorics of sexual inversion, of 'anima muliebris virili corpore inclusa,'" de donde se infiere que
En el caso de Pedro se trataba de un anima muliebris in corpore virili inclusa, en el de Rosa parece tratarse de un anima viril in corpore muliebris inclusa, atrapada en un cuerpo de mujer que al vestirse de hombre descubre tendencias anteriormente insospechadas.
Impotentia is, as muliebris implies, an innately feminine fault, and so Tacitus's unflattering portrayal of Livia is a study in what happens when the impotens becomes potens.
tantum sane huic uelut numini tribuunt, quam fortunam uocant, ut simulacrum eius, quod a matronis dedicatum est et appellata est fortuna muliebris, etiam locutum esse memoriae commendauerint atque dixisse non semel, sed iterum, quod eam rite matronae dedicauerint.
Junto a Fortuna Muliebris, destacaria el caso de Mater Matuta, honrada en la fiesta de Matralia-, esta ultima aparece como protectora de los ninos hasta llegar a la edad madura, pero, en este caso, llama la atencion el hecho de que las matronas soliciten la ayuda para sus sobrinos y no para sus hijos.
En concreto, bajo la etapa republicana, actos heroicos atribuidos a excepcionales ciudadanas dieron lugar a celebraciones religiosas, como sucedio con la hazana de Veturia y Volumnia, que frenaron la guerra contra Roma promovida por su pariente Coriolano, y a quienes se recordara luego en la fiesta de Fortuna Muliebris (33).
As Peter Heslin (2005, 128-9) points out, the Roman public ritual enacted when a young man assumed the toga virilis for the first time is parodied when Thetis, taking on the role of both father and teacher, gives Achilles a toga muliebris upon his introduction to human society at Lycomedes' palace.
Helvia, furthermore, must consider herself to have been toughened by the countless misfortunes she has already endured: Lamentationes quidem et eiulatus et alia per quae fere muliebris dolor tumultuatur amove; perdidisti enim tot mala, si nondum misera esse didicisti (Lay aside weeping, indeed, and wailing, and the other disturbances through which womanly grief generally agitates; for you have wasted many misfortunes if you have not yet learned how to be wretched, 3.
credidere quidam data et a Tiberio occulta mandata; et Plancinam baud dubie Augusta monuit aemulatione muliebri Agrippinam insectandi {Piso was certain that the purpose of his Syrian appointment was the repression of Germanicus's ambitions.
Bisogna poi rilevare che, seguendo la concezione che riteneva innati i difetti muliebri e servili, l'unione tra le due categorie non avrebbe potuto produrre che una discendenza assolutamente corrotta; oltre a cio, si ricorda che, nella realta come nel mito, non si considerava opportuno e propizio che in una coppia la donna avesse pio potere dell'uomo (74).