Open main menu

The dii lucrii or dei lucrii are a collective of Roman deities mentioned by the Christian apologist Arnobius (d. 330 AD):

"Indeed, who is there who would believe that there are gods of profit, and that they preside over the pursuit of profits, which come most of the time from base sources and always at the expense of others?" [1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McCracken, George E. Ancient Christian Writers Series. Book 7 (of 61). Arnobius of Sicca, Vol. 1: The Case Against the Pagans. Paulist Press, 2002.
  2. ^ Arnobii disputationum adversus gentes: libri octo 4.9.1:
    " Qui est enim qui credat esse deos Lucrios et lucrorum consecutionibus praesidere, cum ex turpibus causis frequentissime veniant et aliorum semper ex dispendiis constent?"