Blending with this notion of 'Pietas,' we find the Platonic repudiation of sensuous and material life.
Nor can there be any need to show that the name Pola is not a contraction of Pietas Julia.
Pietas is Virgil's word for religion, as it had been Cicero's in his more exalted moments.
Pietas has the religious note which the other words lack, loving dutifulness to gods and home and country.
The words that suggest most clearly the Roman attitude towards what we call charity are liberalitas, beneficentia and Pietas.
This Pietas Tewkesburiensis still survives, as flowers are annually laid upon the site of the grave.
A stork upon a nest woven of wheat-ears and vine-tendrils, with the inscription, Pietas incomparabilis.
See the following extract from the colloquy of Erasmus, Pietas puerilis, edition Argent.
Thus the Roman Poets consider their State in course of ruin because its prisci mores and Pietas were failing.
Hac imperante, Pietas vigebit, Anglia florebit, Aurea Secula redibunt.