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date: 28 October 2020

Britannialocked

(fl. 1st–21st cent.)
  • Virginia Hewitt

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Britannia (fl. 1st–21st cent.), allegory of a nation, emblem of empire, and patriotic icon, is by origin a child of Rome, representing an outpost of the Roman empire. Her earliest known appearances did not augur well for her future: rock reliefs at Aphrodisias...

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