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- n. The twelve great gods of Roman mythology, namely Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, Vulcan, and Apollo.
- n. By extension, any illustrious or eminent group of people, not necessarily twelve in number; most frequently applied to writers of literature.
The social, political, scientific, and military Dii Majores all depend on the journal for a part of their daily breakfast, but all soar above it.
The group of the Twelve Apostles probably attracted the less attention because the twelve Dii Majores were often also grouped together.
The principal aim of this great man, for he rightly has his niche among the polar Dii Majores, was the advancement of knowledge.
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