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Fasti: Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:35 am

Fasti for Wednesday, 26 March:

ante diem VII Kalendas Apriles [C]


And from our calendar:

* Requietio, day of rest in rites of Magna Mater and Attis.

(I reckon they would've needed one! <g>)

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Fasti: Thursday, 27 March 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:19 am

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Fasti for Thursday, 27 Mar:


ante diem VI Kalendas Apriles [C]


From our calendar (go 'head, take a look!):

* Lavatio Magnae Materi, washing of the cult statue and symbola by the priestess of Magna Mater at the confluence of the Almo and the Tiber.
* Victory of Julius Caesar at Alexandria, 47 BCE.


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Fasti: Friday, 28 Mar 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:02 am

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Fasti for Friday, 28 March:


ante diem V Kalendas Apriles [C]


And from the SVR calendar:

* Dies natalis of Sol and Luna. The nativity of Jesus was celebrated on this day until 336 CE.
* Sacrifice at the Tombs of the Ancestors.
* Death of Pertinax, ascension of Didius Julianus, 193 CE.



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Fasti: Saturday, 29 Mar 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:05 am

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Fast for Saturday, 29 March:


ante diem IV Kalendas Apriles [C]


M Horatius Piscinus provides a quote for the day, penned by his gensmate, Q Horatius Flaccus:


O Shining Phoebus and forest Diana, shining ornaments of the sky, ever gentle and refined, O sacred brows, grant us now our prayer (Carmen Saeculare 1-4).


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Postby M.Apollonius Silvanus on Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:45 pm

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Fasti: Sunday, 30 Mar 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:37 am

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Fasti for Sunday, 30 Mar: Another easy one. >({|:-)


ante diem III Kalendas Apriles [C]


From our SVR site calendar:


* Augustus dedicated statues to Salus, Goddess of public safety and welfare, to Pax and to Concordia, in the restoration of each of their temples, 10 BCE.


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Fasti: Monday, 31 Mar 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:10 am

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Fasti for Monday, 31 March:


Pridie Kalendas Apriles [C]
Notes: The last day of each month is sacred to Hekate.


For this day, the calendar on our Web site has:

* The festival of Luna held on the Aventine (Ovid) and the Palatine (Varro), where Her temples were illuminated throughout the night and She was called Noctiluna. "Therefore adoring You as though You were nurturing Venus Herself, whether You are female, or whether You are male, even so, Noctiluca, illuminating the Night, You are a nurturing Moon." (Laevius, quoted in Fragmentae Poetae Romanae, fragment 26).



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Fasti: Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:19 am

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Fasti for Tuesday, 1 April:


Kalendis Aprilibus [F]
Notes: The Kalends of every month is sacred to Iuno. The Kalends ritual is usually celebrated early in the morning (before breakfast) by the head of the household. Bathe and offer incense and prayers to Iuno at your lararium.

"Vindicat Ausonias Iunonis cura kalendas..." -- Ovidius


From noster Piscinus:

* Veneralia: Offer Venus poppies crushed in milk and honey to open Her gifts to you. Women worship Venus Verticordia who turns their hearts towards faithfulness in marriage.
* Fortuna Virilis was also worshiped this day by women who entered the public baths wearing myrtle wreaths in hope of improving their relationship with men.
* Ascension of Maximian, 286 CE.


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Fasti: Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:57 am

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Fasti for Wednesday, 2 April:


ante diem IV Nonas Apriles
[F], Dies Ater


"Come to us, Venus. Bring along for Your company desirous Cupid, loose-girdled Graces and Nymphs, youthful Iuventus and Mercury, who without You are graceless." (Horace, Odes I.30.1-8).



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Fasti: Thursday, 3 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:15 am

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Fasti for Thursday, 3 April:


ante diem III Nonas Apriles [C]


* Natalis of Quirinus. "Romulus, may you eternally live in Heaven among the children of the Gods." (Ennius, Annales 1.121)


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Fasti: Friday, 4 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:54 am

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Fasti for Friday, 4 April (and it's a big 'un! <g>):


Pridie Nonas Apriles
[C]
MEGALESIA

Notes: The Megalesia is a festival with games in honor of the Great Mother of the Gods, Cybele. The statue of the goddess was brought to Rome from Pessinus in the year 203 B.C.E.. The day of its arrival was solemnised with a magnificent procession, lectisternia, and games, and great numbers of people carried presents to the goddess on the Capitol (Varro, de Ling. Lat. VI.15; Livy XXIX.14). The regular celebration of the Megalesia, however, did not begin till twelve years later (191 B.C.E.), when the temple which had been vowed and ordered to be built in 203 B.C.E., was completed and dedicated by M. Junius Brutus (Livy XXXVI.36). But from another passage of Livy (xxxiv.54) it appears that the Megalesia had already been celebrated in 193 B.C.E. The festival lasted for six days. The season of this festival was full of general rejoicings and feasting. It was customary for the wealthy Romans on this occasion to invite one another mutually to their repasts, and the extravagant habits and the good living during these festive days were probably carried to a very high degree, resulting in a Senatusconsultum (161 B.C.E.), prescribing that no one should go beyond a certain extent of expenditure.

The games which were held at the Megalesia were purely scenic, and not circenses. They were at first held on the Palatine in front of the temple of the goddess, but afterwards also in the theaters. The first ludi scenici at Rome were, according to Valerius Antias, introduced at the Megalesia, i.e. either in 193 or 191 B.C.E. The day which was especially set apart for the performance of scenic plays was the third of the festival (Ovid. Fast. IV.377). The games were under the superintendence of the curule aediles, and we know that four of the extant plays of Terence were performed at the Megalesia. Cicero, probably contrasting the games of the Megalesia with the more rude and barbarous games and exhibitions of the circus, calls them maxime casti, solemnes, religiosi.


There's a little more on our own site:


* Scipio Nasica and the matrons greet the Magna Mater, 204 BCE.
* Miracle of Claudia Quinta: "O Great Mother …if without violation my body is free of all unchaste crimes, may You be my witness, dear Goddess, and testify on behalf of my innocence by the ease with which I now draw this vessel." (Silius Italicus, Punica 17.35-40)
* Birth of Caracalla, 188 CE.


(Someone will have to tell me more about Claudia Quinta; that little snippet sounds almost Arthurian!)

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Miracle of CLAVDIA QVINTA

Postby Marcus Calidius Gracchus on Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:51 am

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Here’a a little background to Claudia Quinta.

Cybele's Advent in Rome:
About 213 BCE the Romans were fighting a war with Carthage. It was not going well and panic and uncertainty was the rule. Many superstitious ideas and practices were about that were not Roman in origin. This alarmed the Senate, and to reinstate order, they issued a decree that all books of prayers, prophecies and manuals for the sacrificial cult to be delivered to the city praetor. Nor was anyone to sacrifice in public or in a sacred place according to a new or foreign rite.
Now some of the families in Rome were descended from Trojan emigrants, and prided themselves in their supposed Trojan origin. Rome was considered to be a "New Troy" by many, and thought that its fate might be dependent upon the Phrygian Goddess(2). The Sibylline books declared that "whenever a foreign enemy has invaded Italy, he can only be driven away and vanquished, if the Mother of Mount Ida is transferred from Pessinus to Rome".
A delegation was sent to Delphi to consult the Oracle and then to Pergamun where the ruling King (then allied with Rome against Philip V of Macedon) gave them the statue and the black meteorite that personified Cybele. This was carried on a ship built of pine trees from Mt Ida, through Tenedos, Lesbos, the Cyclades, Euboea, Cythera, around Sicily and then to Ostia (chief port of Rome).

Miracle of Claudia Quinta:
Claudia Quinta embodied the greatest virtues of Roman womanhood—chastity, piety, and fortitude. It had been prophesied that Roman victory in the Second Punic War depended on bringing Cybele, the Anatolian Great Mother goddess, to Rome. But when a ship with her image arrived at the mouth of the Tiber River, it became mired in mud. Strong men were unable to free it. Claudia was a virtuous young matron, falsely accused of impropriety, who had prayed to Cybele for a sign of her innocence. At the goddess's direction she slipped a slender cord over the ship's bow and easily pulled the vessel free.

For further information try reading this excellent article by Eleanor Winsor Leach:

http--dictynna.revue.univ-lille3.fr-1Articles-4Articlespdf-Winsor.pdf


M. TVLLI CICERONIS ORATIO DE HARVSPICVM RESPONSO IN P. CLODIVM IN SENATV HABITA

[24] “Ac si volumus ea quae de quoque deo nobis tradita sunt recordari, hanc Matrem Magnam, cuius ludi violati, polluti, paene ad caedem et ad funus civitatis conversi sunt, hanc, inquam, accepimus agros et nemora cum quodam strepitu fremituque peragrare. Haec igitur vobis, haec populo Romano et scelerum indicia ostendit et periculorum signa patefecit. Nam quid ego de illis ludis loquar quos in Palatio nostri maiores ante templum in ipso Matris Magnae conspectu Megalesibus fieri celebrarique voluerunt? qui sunt more institutisque maxime casti, sollemnes, religiosi; quibus ludis primum ante populi consessum senatui locum P. Africanus iterum consul ille maior dedit, ut eos ludos haec lues impura pollueret! quo si qui liber aut spectandi aut etiam religionis causa accesserat, manus adferebantur, quo matrona nulla adiit propter vim consessumque servorum. Ita ludos eos, quorum religio tanta est ut ex ultimis terris arcessita in hac urbe consederit, qui uni ludi ne verbo quidem appellantur Latino, ut vocabulo ipso et appetita religio externa et Matris Magnae nomine suscepta declaretur—hos ludos servi fecerunt, servi spectaverunt, tota denique hoc aedile servorum Megalesia fuerunt. ”



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Fasti: Saturday, 5 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:22 am

Salvete, Romani viatores...

...et gratias ago, mi Calidi; here I'd thought "vessel" meant, perhaps, an amphora drawn out of a well--that was quite a story!

OK, the Fasti for Saturday, 5 April:


Nonae Apriles
[N]
MEGALESIA

Notes: Nonarum tutela deo caret (The Nones lacks a special god). - Ovidius


And from M Horatius' calendar:

* Games for Fortuna Publica on the Quirinal.


What's everyone doing for Megalesia, anything? Seems like a good week for a film festival, or maybe taking in a poetry reading or a play. >({|:-)

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Postby L. Livia Plauta on Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:48 am

Salve Mari,
huge independent film festival over here in Budapest. It lasts all megalesia and a few days.
I'm having fun.
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Fasti: Sunday, 6 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:25 am

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Fasti for Sunday, 6 April:


ante diem VIII Idus Apriles
[N], Ater
MEGALESIA


"On this day in history", according to our SVR calendar:

* Caesar’s victory over Juba and the Pompeians at Thapsus, 46 BCE, soon followed by the suicide of Cato the Younger at Utica.

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Fasti: Monday, 7 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:06 am

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Fasti for Monday, 7 April:


ante diem VII Idus Apriles
[N]
MEGALESIA


From the SVR calendar:

* Rites to Vediovis
* Justinian closes the Academy in Athens, 529 CE.


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Fasti: Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:46 am

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Fasti for Tuesday, 8 April:


ante diem VI Idus Apriles
[N]
MEGALESIA


Which day also marks...

* Natalis of Castor and Pollux. "To You she dedicates (this gift), Castor, and to You, Twin of Castor." (Catullus 4.26-27).
* Death of Caracalla, 217 CE.


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Fasti: Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:06 am

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Fasti for Wednesday, 9 April:


ante diem V Idus Apriles
[N]
MEGALESIA


...the next-to-last day of this festival.


"Nurturing Idean Mother of the Gods, for whom Dindymus is dear, you who love turreted cities and bridled lions, lead me now into battle, and rightly fulfill the omens. Come with your favoring step, O Goddess, lead and we Phrygians will follow." (Virgil, Aeneis X.252-55)

* Accession of L Septimius Severus, 193 CE


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Fasti: 10 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:29 am

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Fasti for Thursday, 10 April:


ante diem IV Idus Apriles
[N]
MEGALESIA
(the last day)

From the Roman calendar on our Web site:

* Dedication of the Palatine Temple of Magna Mater, 191 BCE

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Fasti: Friday, 11 April 2008

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:53 am

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Fasti for Friday, 11 April:


ante diem III Idus Apriles [N]


(as all the play-goers, poetry-slammers and cinephiles catch their breaths!)

Here are our history bits for the day:

* Oracle of Fortuna Primigenia opened at Praeneste, with the duoviri offering Her a calf.
* Birth of L Septimius Severus, 145 CE; he was deified on this date in 211 CE.
* Ascension of M Opellius Macrinus, 217 CE.


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