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Title: Roman Favor and Etruscan Thuf(ltha)
Subtitle: A Note on Propertius 4.2.34
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 4    Issue: 2   Date: 2005   
Pages: 296-317
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.4.2.3291767

Abstract :
This article defends a reading in Propertius 4.2.34 that seems to mention a god named Favor, known for a connection with catching birds. It is here argued that Roman Favor is equivalent to Etruscan Thuf(ltha), a divinity whose votive offerings often featured a connection with birds. Of special interest is a statue in the Vatican Museums that may represent the god as a male rustic figure involved in the act of fowling.

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