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|The Birth of Venus, by Botticelli|
Her cult began in Ardea[?] and Lavinium[?], Latium. On August 18, 293 BC, her oldest temple was built. August 18 was then a festival called the Vinalia Rustica[?]. On April 1, the Veneralia[?] was celebrated in honor of Venus Verticordia[?], the protector against vice. On April 23, 215 BC, a temple was built on the Capitol dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasum[?].
Venus was often depicted in painting and in sculpture.