Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome (Space and Society)

This booklet deals an in depth and interesting photograph of the outstanding astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, routinely attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), used to be established. this information, of Mesopotamian origins, comparable frequently to the planetary routine and to the incidence of eclipses within the sun procedure. the writer explains the Numan 12 months and cycle and illustrates in actual fact how astronomical phenomena exerted a robust impact over either private and non-private lifestyles. a chain of concise chapters learn the dates of the Roman gala's, describe the similar rites and myths and position the gala's with regards to the planetary routine and astronomical occasions. distinct reference is made to the activities of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of delusion, and the actual importance that Venus was once thought of to have for woman fertility. The publication sincerely demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman spiritual calendar and the specific festive days. it's going to allure either to discovered connoisseurs and to amateurs with a selected curiosity within the topic.

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Persisted) 168 put up Scriptum: a few Observations, with Hindsight precis Chart (continued) October Day of the 12 months Day of the month joyful celebration or divinity celebrated Astronomical phenomenon and public or inner most occasions 210 B 1 Tigillo Sororio/Iuno Sororia Fidei commence of female and male initiations 211 C 2 212 D three 213 E four Ieiunium Cereris 214 F five Mundus patet 215 G 6 216 H 7 217 A eight 218 B nine Iovi Fulguri Iunoni Curiti 219 C 10 Genio Publ. /Faust. Felicitati Veneri Victrici Apollini Iunoni Monetae 220 D eleven MEDITRINALIA 221 E 12 222 F thirteen FONTINALIA 223 G 14 Penatibus 224 H 15 FERIAE IOVI October Equus 225 A sixteen 226 B 17 227 C 18 228 D 19 229 E 20 230 F 21 231 G 22 232 H 23 233 A 234 B 24 25 235 C 26 236 D 27 237 E 28 238 F 29 239 G 30 240 H 31 12 months 17: forty sixth yr 19: finish of the revolution of the road of nodes Years 07 and 08: nineteenth and twenty first sunlight on the descendent node (? ) ARMILUSTRIUM 12 months sixteen: thirty third d Favori/Veneri Erucinae yr 15: thirty first d 12 months 07: 14th d (continued) Post Scriptum: a few Observations, with Hindsight 169 precis Chart (continued) November Day of the 12 months Day of the month 241 A 1 242 B 2 243 C three 244 D four 245 E five 246 F 6 247 G 7 248 H eight 249 A nine 250 B 10 251 C eleven 252 D 12 253 E thirteen 254 F 14 255 G 15 256 H sixteen 257 A 17 258 B 18 259 C 19 260 D 20 261 E 21 262 F 22 263 G 23 264 H 24 265 A 25 266 B 26 267 C 27 268 D 28 269 E 29 joyful celebration or divinity celebrated Astronomical phenomenon and public or inner most occasions commence of Ludi Plebei Years 06, 15 and sixteen: sixteenth, fortieth and forty second Mundus patet Iovi epulum Fortunae Primigeniae Feroniae/Pietati Equorum probation finish of Ludi Plebei Years 05 and 06: tenth and twelfth d (continued) 170 put up Scriptum: a few Observations, with Hindsight precis Chart (continued) December Day of the yr Day of the month joyful celebration or divinity celebrated Astronomical phenomenon and public or deepest occasions 270 F 1 Neptuno/Veniliae/ Salaciae Pietati Fortuna Muliebri yr 14: thirty eighth 271 G 2 272 H three 273 A four 274 B five 275 C 6 276 D 7 277 E 278 F eight nine 279 G 10 280 H eleven 281 A 12 AGONALIA INDIGETI Conso 282 B thirteen Telluri et Cereri 283 C 14 284 D 15 285 E sixteen 286 F 287 G 17 18 SATURNALIA 288 H 19 OPALIA Iuventati 289 A 20 290 B 21 291 C 22 292 D 23 293 E 24 294 F 25 295 G 26 296 H 27 297 A 28 298 B 29 12 months thirteen: thirty fifth Sacra Bonae Deae Faunalia rustica Tiberino/Gaiae Years five and six: thirteenth and seventeenth CONSUALIA 12 months 14: twenty ninth d DIVALIA Angeronalia Laribus Permarinis yr four and thirteen: eighth and twenty seventh d wintry weather solstice and begin of the recent yr (Fasti Praenestini) LARENTALIA/ FERIAE IOVI Dianae/Iunoni Reginae Tempestatibus (continued) Post Scriptum: a couple of Observations, with Hindsight 171 precis Chart (continued) January Day of the 12 months Day of the month joyful celebration or divinity celebrated 299 C 1 Aesculapio/Coronidi Vediovi three hundred D 2 301 E three 302 F four 303 G five 304 H 6 305 A 7 306 B eight 307 C nine 308 D 10 309 E eleven 310 F 12 311 G thirteen 312 H 14 313 A 15 314 B sixteen 315 C 17 316 D 18 317 E 19 318 F 20 319 G 21 320 H 22 321 A 23 322 B 24 323 C 25 324 D 26 325 E 326 F 27 28 327 G 29 Astronomical phenomenon and public or deepest occasions yr thirteen: thirty sixth commence of Laralia or Ludi Compitales yr four: eleventh yr three: ninth finish of Laralia or Ludi Compitales Vicae Potae 12 months 09: finish of the revolution of the road of apsides Moon on the apogee Iano Patri AGONALIA/Iano CARMENTALIA/ Carmenta Antevorta Iuturnae 12 months +1: Venus at maximum western elongation yr 12: twenty fifth d 12 months eleven: twenty third d Iovi Statori dinner party of the 7th month of being pregnant CARMENTALIA/ Carmenta Postvorta 12 months -1: Venus at maximum jap elongation 12 months three: sixth d Years 02 and 12: sixth and thirty second Castori et Polluci yr eleven: thirtieth (continued) 172 put up Scriptum: a couple of Observations, with Hindsight precis Chart (continued) February Day of the yr Day of the month joyful celebration or divinity celebrated 328 H 1 Iunoni Sospitae Matri Reg.

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