The so-called Aphrodite Frejus or Venus Genetrix is based on a late 5th century B.C. Greek prototype that was popularized in the Julio-Claudian Period, as Julius Caesar and his successors sought to identify with the goddess as progenitor of their family. Claiming direct descent from the goddess and Aeneas, Caesar built a temple to Venus Genetrix in his forum in Rome in 45 B.C. For several similar examples see nos. 225ff., pp. 25-27 in Delivorrias, et al., "Aphrodite" in LIMC.