The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic: An Introduction to the Study of the Religion of the Romans

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1908 - Cults - 373 pages
A study of Roman religion and customary festivals which are relevant to several traditions described in Vergil's works.
 

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Page 152 - or festival of firstfruits, was the chief ceremony of the year. It was held in July or August, when the corn was ripe, and marked the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one. 'Before it took place none of the Indians would eat or even handle any
Page 125 - Terque novas circum felix eat hostia fruges, Omnis quam chorus et socii comitentur ovantes, Et Cererem clamore vocent in tecta ; ñeque ante Falcem maturis quisquam supponat aristis, Quam Cereri torta redimitus témpora quercu Det motus inconpositos et carmina dicat
Page 128 - He would by no means omit the customary time of procession, persuading all, both rich and poor, if they desired the preservation of Love, and their Parish rights and liberties, to accompany him in his Perambulation—and most did so ; in which Perambulation he would usually express more
Page 128 - than at other times, and would then always drop some loving and facetious Observations, to be remembered against the next year, especially by the Boys and young people ; still inclining them, and all his present Parishioners, to meekness and mutual Kindnesses and Love.
Page 301 - Torrida cum mica farra, vocantur idem. Nomen idem ramo, qui caesus ab arbore pura Casta sacerdotum témpora fronde tegit. Ipse ego flaminicam poscentem februa vidi : Februa poscenti pinea virga data est. Denique quodcunque est, quo corpora nostra piantur, Hoc apud intonsos nomen habebat avos.
Page 161 - pudeat potos inde redire domum. Ferte coronatae iuvenum convivía untres : Multaque per medias vina bibantur aquas. Plebs colit hanc, quia, qui posuit, de plebe fuisse Fertur, et ex humili sceptra tulisse loco. Convenit et servis ; serva quia Tullius ortus Constituit dubiae templa propinqua deae.
Page 184 - siet porco piaculo faceré, illiusce sacri coercendi ergo. Harumce rerum ergo, sive ego, sive quis iussu meo fecerit, uti id recte factum siet. Eius rei ergo te hoc porco piaculo immolando bonas preces precor, uti sies volens propitius mihi, domo familiaeque meae, liberisque meis. Harumce rerum ergo macte hoc porco piaculo immolando esto.
Page 125 - In primis venerare déos, atque annua magnae Sacra refer Cereri laetis operatus in herbis, Extremae sub casum hiemis, iam vere sereno. Turn pingues agni, et turn moltissima vina ; Turn
Page 257 - Fumât odore. Ludit herboso pecus omne campo Cum tibí Nonae redeunt Décembres ; Festus in pratis vacat otioso Cum bove pagus ; Inter audaces lupus errat agnos ; Spargit agrestes tibí silva frondes ; Gaudet invisam pepulisse fossor
Page 132 - noctis aves, extis puerilibus' inquit ' Farcite : pro parvo victima parva cadit. Cor pro corde, precor, pro fibris sumite fibras. Hanc animam vobis pro meliore damus.' Sic ubi libavit, prosecta sub aethere ponit, Quique adsint sacris, respicere ilia vetat

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