Definition of Rhea Silvia

1. Noun. (Roman mythology) a vestal virgin who became the mother by Mars of the twins Romulus and Remus.

Exact synonyms: Rea Silvia
Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Vestal Virgin



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhea Silvia

Rhaeto-Romanic
Rhagoletis
Rhagoletis pomonella
Rhamadan
Rhamnaceae
Rhamnales
Rhamnus californicus
Rhamnus carolinianus
Rhamnus croceus
Rhamnus frangula
Rhamnus purshianus
Rhapis
Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis humilis
Rhea
Rhea Silvia (current term)
Rhea americana
Rhean
Rheidae
Rheiformes
Rheims
Rheims-Douay Bible
Rheims-Douay Version
Rheinberg filter
Rheinberg microscope
Rheinland
Rhemish
Rhenish
Rhese projection
Rhesus blood group

Literary usage of Rhea Silvia

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1. A Smaller History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of by William Smith (1899)
"... caused his only son to be murdered, and made his daughter, Rhea Silvia, one of the vestal virgins, who were compelled to live and die unmarried. ..."

2. Guide to the Public Collections of Classical Antiquities in Rome by Wolfgang Helbig, Emil Reisch (1896)
"The first scene has been explained as Rhea Silvia, compelled by her uncle, ... The seated and mourning girl immediately behind Numitor must be Rhea Silvia. ..."

3. A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art by Clara Erskine Clement Waters (1881)
"Son of Mars (Ares) and Rhea Silvia. She was a daughter of Numitor, ... Rhea Silvia and her twin sons, Romulus and Remus, were condemned to death, ..."

4. A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art by Clara Erskine Clement Waters (1875)
"Son of Mars (Ares) and Rhea Silvia. She was a daughter of Numitor, ... Rhea Silvia and her twin sons, Romulus and Remus, were condemned to death, ..."

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