Tag Archives: Rome

Happy Portunalia

Today is a fine day to think of opportunity.  August 17th is when citizens of Rome saluted the God of gateways, doors, keys, grain warehouses, barns, and livestock.  Today is Portunalia, the special day of Portunus.  As the Republic grew, … Continue reading

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Happy Sementivae

One of the benefits of studying about ancient Rome is the rediscovery of their numerous holidays and festivals.  It’s also quite fun to find out more regarding the various Gods and Goddesses in the Roman Pantheon.  I covered several holidays last … Continue reading

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The Rise Of Rome (Book)

In case you’ve ever believed that the study of ancient Rome is a daunting drudgery, you’re probably not alone.  Maybe you studied ancient history in school, but haven’t retained very much of it.  Perhaps your curiosity about the Roman Republic … Continue reading

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Liberalia

Springtime, coming of age, fertility rites, Bacchanalia, Agnonalia, Liberalia traditionally come together on the 17th of Martius (March) in the parade of Roman holidays. The most ancient of the holidays, Agonalia was the day of sacrifices to only the highest … Continue reading

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Some Mugs

I decided to write a “puff” piece today because I thought I wouldn’t have to do much research on the topic.  It’s a laid-back fall morning in Norfolk, Nebraska and I’m still a bit sleepy.  I did a lot of … Continue reading

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