From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
æquitas is the nominative form of the Latin æquitatem, meaning justice, equality, conformity, symmetry, or fairness, and is the source of the modern word "equity". In ancient Rome, it could refer to either the legal concept of equity, or fairness between individuals. 
In Roman mythology, Aequitas, also known as Aecetia, was the minor goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Like Abundantia, she is depicted with a cornucopia, representing wealth from commerce. She is also shown holding a balance, representing equity and fairness. During the Roman Empire, Aequitas was sometimes worshipped as a quality or aspect of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti.
- ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=equity
- ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=OKMicP_RRn8C&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=Cicero,+aequitas&source=bl&ots=Z6OcJ6dFfW&sig=xM-Nc9xWOSagavPmOjYGSptcd0g&hl=en&ei=Eaf2SbuwI5Gktwfw0bjBDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7
- ^ upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06192006-083839/unrestricted/01chapters1-2.pdf
|This article relating to an Ancient Roman myth or legend is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|