The Rape of the Sabine Women
According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded in the 8th century B.C. by Romulus. The Roman historian Livy wrote that the city of Rome grew strong quickly, and was able to defend itself against
The Rape of the Sabine Women
According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded in the 8th century B.C. by Romulus. The Roman historian Livy wrote that the city of Rome grew strong quickly, and was able to defend itself against
Liberalia
The Liberalia (17 March) is the festival of Liber Pater and his consort Libera. The Romans celebrated Liberalia with sacrifices, processions, ribald and gauche songs, and masks which were hung on tre...
Roman festivals
Festivals in ancient Rome were an important part of Roman religious life during both the Republican and Imperial eras, and one of the primary features of the Roman calendar. Feriae ("holidays" in ...
Roman festivals - Wikipedia
Larentalia
The Roman festival of Larentalia was held on December 23, but was ordered to be observed twice a year by Augustus; by some supposed to be in honour of the Lares, a kind of domestic genii, or divinitie...
Februa
Februalia, also Februatio, was the Roman festival of ritual purification, later incorporated into Lupercalia. The festival, which is basically one of Spring washing or cleaning (associated also with t...
Februa - Wikipedia
Fornacalia
The Fornacalia is an Ancient Roman festival in honour of the goddess Fornax in order that the grain might be properly baked. The festival is said to have been instituted by Numa Pompilius. The time fo...
Mercuralia
Mercuralia is a Roman celebration known also as the "Festival of Mercury". Mercury was the god of merchants and commerce. On May 15 merchants would sprinkle their heads, their ships and merchandise, a...
Actia interrupta
Actia interrupta is a species of tachinid flies in the genus Actia of the family Tachinidae. Actia interrupta is an important parasitoid of the obliquebanded leafroller.
Alaska, British Columbia t...
Saturnalia
Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated...
Saturnalia - Wikipedia
Caristia
In ancient Rome, the Caristia, also known as the Cara Cognatio, was an official but privately observed holiday on February 22 that celebrated love of family with banqueting and gifts. Families gathere...
Caristia - Wikipedia
Augustalia
The Augustalia, also known as the Ludi Augustales ("Augustan Games"), was a festival celebrated October 12 in honor of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. It was established in conjunction with an alta...
Augustalia - Wikipedia
Bacchanalia
The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, based on various ecstatic elements of the Greek Dionysia. They seem to have been popular, and well-organised, throughout the central and southern Itali...
Bacchanalia - Wikipedia
Feralia
Ferālia /fɨˈreɪliə/ was an ancient Roman public festival celebrating the Manes (Roman spirits of the dead, particularly the souls of deceased individuals) which fell on 21 February as recorded by O...
Matronalia
In ancient Roman religion, the Matronalia (or Matronales Feriae) was a festival celebrating Juno Lucina, the goddess of childbirth ("Juno who brings children into the light"), and of motherhood (mater...
Floralia
In ancient Roman religion, the Floralia was a festival in honor of the goddess Flora, held April 27 during the Republican era, or April 28 on the Julian calendar. In Latin, the festival was known as t...
Floralia - Wikipedia
Vulcanalia
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Vulcan (Latin: Volcānus or Vulcānus; [wɔl.ˈkaː.nus], [wul.ˈkaː.nus]) is the god of fire including the fire of volcanoes, also god of metalworking and the forge. Vu...
Vulcanalia - Wikipedia
Actia
In Ancient Roman religious tradition, Actia (Greek: Ἄκτια) was a festival of Apollo, celebrated at Nicopolis in Epirus, with wrestling, musical contests, horse racing, and sea battles. It was reestab...
Actia - Wikipedia
Pelusia
In the Roman Empire, the Pelusia was a religious festival held March 20 in honor of Isis and her child Harpocrates. It would have coincided with the second day of the Quinquatria, a five-day festival ...
Pelusia - Wikipedia
Terminalia acuminata
Terminalia acuminata was a species of plant in the Combretaceae family. It was endemic to the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, but became extinct in the wild from habitat loss. Two individuals remain in the...
Lupercalia
Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Lupercalia subsumed F...
Lupercalia - Wikipedia
Actia nigroscutellata
Actia nigroscutellata is a species of tachinid flies in the genus Actia of the family Tachinidae. It is native to Northern Europe, mostly Scandinavia, where it is rare.
Terminalia schimperiana
Terminalia schimperiana is a species of Terminalia, native to tropical Africa from Guinea and Sierra Leone east to Uganda and Ethiopia.
It is a broadleaved small tree that can reach up to 7–14 m, ...
Megalesia
The Megalesia, Megalensia, or Megalenses Ludi, was a festival (with games, ludi) celebrated in Ancient Rome in the month of April in honor of the great mother of the gods (Cybele, μϵγάλη ϑϵός, from wh...
Consualia
The Consuales Ludi or Consualia was the name of two ancient Roman festivals in honor of Consus, a tutelary deity of the harvest and stored grain. Consuales Ludi were held on August 18, at the time of ...
Vinalia
The Vinalia were Roman festivals of the wine harvest, wine vintage and gardens, held in honour of Jupiter and Venus. The Vinalia prima ("first Vinalia"), also known as the Vinalia urbana ("Urban Vinal...
Vinalia - Wikipedia
Carmentalia
Carmentalia was the two feast days (11 January and 15 January) of the Roman goddess Carmenta. She had her temple atop the Capitoline Hill. Carmenta was invoked in it as Postvorta and Antevorta, epithe...
Furrinalia
In ancient Roman religion, the Furrinalia (or Furinalia) was an annual festival held on July 25 to celebrate the rites (sacra) of the goddess Furrina. Varro notes that the festival was a public holida...
Decennalia
Decennalia (or decennia, from Latin decennium - "tenth anniversary"; decem, "ten" + annus, "year") were Ancient Roman festivals celebrated with games every ten years by the Roman emperors. This festiv...
Decennalia - Wikipedia