|Temple of Janus|
When we honor these four deities, we are recognizing some basic elements of a happy home -- harmony, security, peace, wellness. Neither the Roman Republic nor the empire provided much harmony, security, peace, or wellness except to its richest citizens (have things changed today?), but even the poorest plebian and lowliest slave could burn incense on an altar and make a small, hopeful sacrifice.
|Nero and Salus Coins|