Coelia Concordia

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Coelia Concordia was the last vestal virgin in history and the last Vestalis Maxima or Chief Vestal.[1] The Temple of Vesta was closed in 391 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, and Coelia stepped down from her post in 394. She converted to Christianity later in her life, and died twelve years later.[2]


  1. ^ Kate Cooper (1999). The Virgin and the Bride: Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity. Harvard University Press. pp. 100–. ISBN 978-0-674-93950-9. 
  2. ^ Mary R. Lefkowitz; Maureen B. Fant (23 August 2005). Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 306–. ISBN 978-0-8018-8310-1. 

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