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The goddess Victory symbolized success in battle and protection against death. The Emperor Hadrian's work in Britain marked an end to fighting in the north. His Wall, as a symbol of victory, defined and protected the province of Britannia. Four statues of Victory have been recovered from Housesteads. This sculpture shows a winged Victory framed within a shrine. Her half-folded wings and billowing tunic suggest she is hovering, about to land her right foot on a globe. Her arms probably held…

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A terrible fight between two wolves…

Fighting in Scotland: symbolic of Romulus and Remus' iconic and mythological founding fight. Painting.