Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Rape by Mars

G e n e r a l   I n f o r m a t i o n

-- »Rhea (or Rea) Silvia, also known as Ilia, (as well as other names) was the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome. This event was portrayed numerous times in Roman art Her story is told in the first book of Ab Urbe Condita Libri of Livy and in Cassius Dio's Roman History. The Legend of Rhea Silvia recounts how she was raped by Mars while she was a Vestal Virgin, resulting in the twins, as mentioned in the Aeneid and the works of Ovid.« -- More information: Wikipedia

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Chronological Index: Ancient History: Roman History | Topical Index: Offenders: Biological Status: Gods; Types: General: Rape

B i b l i o g r a p h y

Topical Index: Representations: Historiography: Dionysius of Halicarnassus; Literary Texts: Ovid