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(490) Veritas

Reference work entry

Discovered 1902 Sept. 3 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

The word means “truth”. It was personified by the ancients as a deity and called the daughter of Cronos and the mother of Virtue. Democritus used to say that Veritas hides herself at the bottom of a well, she is so difficult to find. (H 53; Z 286)

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