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'''Roman mythology''', the [[mythology|mythological]] beliefs of the people of [[Ancient Rome]], can be considered as having two parts. One part, largely later and literary, consists of whole-cloth borrowings from [[Greek mythology]]. The other, largely early and [[cult]]ic, functioned in very different ways from its Greek counterpart. '''Roman mythology''', the [[mythology|mythological]] beliefs of the people of [[Ancient Rome]], can be considered as having two parts. One part, largely later and literary, consists of whole-cloth borrowings from [[Greek mythology]]. The other, largely early and [[cult]]ic, functioned in very different ways from its Greek counterpart.
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Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. One part, largely later and literary, consists of whole-cloth borrowings from Greek mythology. The other, largely early and cultic, functioned in very different ways from its Greek counterpart.



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