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FASTI X 3

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:01 am

Salvete, Sodales Sociique -

I apologize - I'm late getting the latest Fasti posted here; de totis modis, ecce Fasti advenientes:

- ad 6/10/2008, Diem Martis -


FASTI: ante diem IV Idus Iunias [N] Religiosus,
[N] Nefastus (comitia: no; courts: no)

- From our SVR Calendar -
Vestalia continuit:
"O Vesta, if I have always brought pure hands to your secret services, make it so now that with this sieve I shall be able to draw water from the Tiber and bring it to Your temple."
(Vestal Virgin Tuccia in Valerius Maximus 8.1.5 absol)


- ad 6/11/2008, Diem Mercurii -

FASTI: ante diem III Idus Iunias [N] Religiosus MATRALIA
[N] Nefastus (comitia: no; courts: no)
Vestalia continuit.

From our SVR Calendar:
Ludi Saeculares: animal hunt.
Matralia: when mothers offer prayers for nephews and nieces to Mater Matuta, at the Temple of Fortuna Virgo. Fall of Troy 1200 BCE.


- ad 6/12/2008, Diem Iovis -

FASTI: Pridie Idus Iunias [N] Religiosus
[N] Nefastus (comitia: no; courts: no)
Vestalia continuit.

- From our SVR Calendar -
Ara Concordia dedicated in Porticus Liviae, 2 BCE, following exile of Julia.


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Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:20 am

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- ad 6/13/08, Friday, id est Venus Day, Diem Veneris -


FASTI: IDIBUS JUNIUS [NP] Religiosus

[NP] Nefastus Publicus
(Ordinary citizens may not commit acts of physical violence, or begin lawsuits, and should try to avoid quarrels. Comitia: no; courts: no.)


- de Calendario nostrae Societatis -

    - IDIBUS JUNIUS est.
    - Quinquatrus Minusculae: flute-players take holiday and after roaming the streets, gather at the temple of Minerva for a feast (Varro L.L. 6.17).
    - Temple of Jupiter Invictus established, 192 BCE.

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Fasti

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:39 am

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The Fasti for tomorrow, Saturn's Day, 6/14/08 -


FASTI: ante diem XVIII Kalendas Quintiles [N] Ater

Nefastus [N]
    - comitia: no;
    - courts: no.
Ater (unlucky):
    - Try to avoid making journeys, starting new projects, or doing anything risky.
    - New fire should not be struck.
    - Certain gods, including Iuppiter and Ianus, may not be named.
    - These days are ill-omened to begin any new project, and any new project would necessarily begin by performing a rite calling for the assistance of the gods. Such religious rites, beginning something new, are not to be performed.
    NOTA BENE: Normal work would still be performed on dies atri, and as part of performing any work one performs rites for the patron deities, geni locii, and other appropriate deities. Likewise, the daily routine is also performed before the lararium.
From the SVR Calendar for 6/14/08: -
    Quinquatrus Minusculae festival: Tibicinae [flute-girls] feast with Jupiter.
    And the Quinquatrus Minusculae is glossed at Mr. Thayer's Lacus Curtius thus:
    There was also another festival of [the name Quinquatrus called] Quinquatrus Minusculae or Quinquatrus Minores ... on which the tibicines went through the city in procession to the temple of Minerva (Varro, de Ling. Lat. VI.17; Ovid. Fast. VI.651, &c.; Festus, p149, ed. Müller).

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Fasti et 6/15 et 6/16/08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:05 pm

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The Fasti for today, the Sun's Day, 6/15/08 -


FASTI: ante diem XVII Kalendas Quintiles [QSDF], id est 6/15/2008.
    [QSDF] = Quando Stercus Delatum Fas. The day is Nefastus until the Temple of Vesta has been cleaned, but then Fastus.
    Nefastus = Comitia: no; Courts: no.
    Fastus = Comitia: no; Courts: yes.

    And from the SVR Calendar:

    N Quinquatrus Minusculae.
    Vesta Clauditur: Quando Stercus Delatum Fas, the Temple of Vesta is closed; this is the day on which it is proper to carry out the dung and bird droppings from the temple of Vesta, which portion of the day is Nefastus (Varro L.L. 6.32).
    But the prohibitions of sacred law end after Vesta’s temple is swept and closed, at which point the day becomes Fastus.

The Fasti for Moon's Day, 6/16/08 -

FASTI: ante diem XVI Kalendas Quintiles [C], id est 6/16/2008.
    [C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)

    And from the SVR Calendar's lore:

    - Destruction of the Serapium in Alexandria by Theophilus [bishop of Alexandria], 391 CE.
Additionally, from Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serapeum]:

"The Serapeum of Alexandria in Ptolemaic Egypt was a temple built by Ptolemy III (reigned 246–222 BC) and dedicated to Serapis, the syncretic Hellenistic-Egyptian god who was made the protector of Alexandria. [Notandum: Serapis is a Greek contraction of the names Osiris, in Egyptian Ausir or a similar form, the deity of resurrection, and Apis, Hape in Egyptian, a bull god.] By all of the detailed descriptions, the Serapeum was the largest and most magnificent of all temples in the Greek quarter of Alexandria. The destruction of the Serapeum was seen by many ancient and modern authors as representative of the triumph of Christianity over other religions and an instructive example of the attitude of the most educated Christian class to pagan learning. The modern historian sees it against the background of repeated mob violence in Alexandria, where the Greek quarter and the Jewish quarter had engaged in mob violence since the last century BCE and sets it in the complicated context of less spectacular violence in the city."


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Fasti for Mars' Day, 6/17/08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:09 pm

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The Fasti for tomorrow, Mars' Day, 6/17/08 -


[b]FASTI: ante diem XV Kalendas Quintiles [C],

    C = Comitialis: Comitia: yes; Courts: yes.

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Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:52 am

Salvete,

Fasti for Wednesday, 18 June:
Ante diem XIV Kalendas Quintiles

From our calendar:
18 XIV Kal Quin C: Come, golden-haired Minerva, and favor the task I have begun (Ovid Fasti 6.652).

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Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:05 pm

Salvete,

Fasti for Thursday, 19 June:
Ante diem XIII Kalendas Quintiles

From our calendar:
19 XIII Kal Quin C: Minerva on the Aventine. To you, you alone, O warlike Pallas Minerva, I pray, friend and companion in all my toils (Seneca Hercules Furens 900).

Valete,
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Fasti for Friday, 6/20/08, Dies Veneris

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:56 pm

Salvete -

Gratias tibi, Tiberii Draco; invocatus nihilominus meas iam omissiones correxisti!
Thanks for stepping in.

The Fasti for Friday, Veneris Dies, 06/20/08 --


Ante Diem XII Kalendas Quintiles, [C]
- Comitialis: Comitia, yes; Courts, yes.


Ex nostro Kalendario Societatis:
- Summanus, god of nocturnal heavens, near the Circus Maximus, 278 BCE.


- More on Summanus: He is the god of the nocturnal heavens or of the nocturnal thunder and lightning, a complement to Iuppiter, god of diurnal thunder and lightning. On ante d. XII Kal. Quint., cakes were offered to him at his temple located near the Circus Maximus.
The etymology of his name is disputed somewhat:
- From "... sub-manus (cf. mane, Matuta) for 'preceding the morningi.... it was once widely speculated to be from Summus Manium ithe greatest of the Manes'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter_Summanus
- From "summus, the highest ... of higher rank than Jupiter...." http://www.mythindex.com/roman-mythology/S/Summanus.html


Valete omnes.
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Fasti for Saturn's Day, 06.21.08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:46 am

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The Fasti for Saturday, 6/21/08, Dies Saturnis -


FASTI: ante diem XI Kalendas Quintiles [C], 6/21/2008
- C: Comitialis: Comitia, yes; Courts, yes.

This day, from the SVR Calendar:
- Battle of Lake Trasimene, 217 BCE.


Battle of Lake Trasimeno: Hannibal Barca's army destroys the Roman Army commanded by Consule Gaius Flaminius. Hannibal had maneuvered around Flaminius's army as he waited in camp for the arrival of the other consul, Gnaeus Servilius Geminus, and his forces. Finally, with Hannibal devastating the land, and Hannibal having cut Flaminius's communications to Rome, the rash Flaminius champing at the bit, and Germinus nowhere in sight, Flaminius bid his commanders march East to deal with Hannibal. Their route took them by Lake Trasimeno, along a narrow plain whose other border was the hills behind it. Contact was reported by the Roman vanguard, but the Roman force stayed strung out along the relatively narrow plain by the water. Then, as Hannibal's men "held them by the nose", the remaining weight of his forces emerged from the hills to the Roman's left, to the north, and "kicked them in the ass", as Patton would say - and in the spleen and kidneys, as it were. The surprise, the good ground, and the vulnerable formation of the Roman army all lent advantage to the Carthaginian-led army, and Flaminius's force was destroyed. It was a signal disaster for Roman arms, but it would not be the worst -- that would come later at Cannae.

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Fasti - Dies Solis Lunaeque

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:29 am

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Fasti for Solis Dies, 6/22/08:

FASTI: ante diem X Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis, Comitia yes, Courts yes.
- From the SVR Calendar:
L. Aemilius Paulus defeats King Perseus at Pydna 168 BCE.
[This battle was part of the Third Macedonian War, which started in 171 BC, after King Perseus of Macedon's action provoked Rome. - Claud.Ioh.]

Fasti for Lunae Dies, 6/23/08:

FASTI: ante diem IX Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis, Comitia yes, Courts yes.
- From the SVR Calendar:
When the ripe ears turn the crop to gold, add the garlic to the onions and when you have sold all then sing and sing again the praises of Fors Fortuna (Columella De Re Rustica 10, 311).


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Fasti for Tuesday, Wednesday, 6/24 and 6/25/2008

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:40 am

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Fasti for Martis Dies, 6/24/08:


FASTI: ante diem VIII Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis, Comitia yes, Courts yes.
- From the SVR Calendar:
    - The three Fata, the Goddesses of fate and chance.
    - Festival for Fors Fortuna on Via Portuensis, 293 BCE, spent by floating down the Tiber on boats adorned with flowers and offerings of libations.
    - Sacrifice to Hercules.
    - The Battle of the Metaurus, where Hasdrubal was defeated, 207 BCE. [Roman grit, skill and brains are decisive: A Roman army under Marcus Livius Salinator and Gaius Claudius Nero defeat the Carthaginian-led army of Hasdrubal, and thereby deny Hannibal the reinforcements he needs to break the stalemate in Italia. Although Hannibal was not involved directly, it can be said that the Battle of the Metaurus was in fact the decisive battle of the Second Punic War. - Claud.Ioh.]
    - Death of Vespasian, and the ascension of Titus, 79 CE.

Fasti for Mercurii Dies, 6/25/08:

FASTI: ante diem VII Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis, Comitia yes, Courts yes.
- From the SVR Calendar:
    - Ludi Taurei Quinquennales: Horse races held every five years to honor the Di Inferi, last recorded celebrated in 186 BCE.
    - The Immaculate Conception of Romulus, 772 BCE.

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Fasti for Dies Iovis, Venerisque

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:05 am

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Fasti for Iovis Dies, 6/26/08:


FASTI: ante diem VI Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis: Comitia yes, Courts yes.

- From the SVR Calendar:
    - Ludi Tauri Quinquennales, the games for the Dii Inferi, continue.

    - Death of Julian the Blessed, 363.
    [The last non-Christian Roman Emperor (as Caesar from 355-360 AD, and as Augustus from 360-363 AD), who attempted to supplant the growing power of Christianity within the Empire by officially supporting traditional Roman religious practices. He himself, educated as a philosopher, embraced a neo-Platonic spiritual philosophy called Theurgy ( vide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theurgy ). His reign was short, the Roman Religion revival did not survive him, with religious diversity in the Empire further eroded. - Claud.Ioh.]

Fasti for Veneris Dies, 6/27/08:

FASTI: ante diem V Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis: Comitia yes, Courts yes.

- From the SVR Calendar:
    - Lares on Via Sacra.
    - Jupiter Stator.
    - Initium Aestatis. [Summer begins in earnest!]

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Fasti for Saturn's Day, 06/28/2008

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:57 am

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Fasti for Saturnis Dies, 6/28/08:


FASTI: ante diem IV Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis: Comitia yes, Courts yes.
- From the SVR Calendar:
    - Red guardian, Priapus, placed within this fruitful garden, with your fierce scythe frighten off the birds from this crop! ( Tibullus I.1.17-18 ).

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Fasti, et Hodiei et Proximo

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:57 pm

Salvete, Sodales -

Fasti for Solis Dies, 6/29/08:


FASTI: ante diem III Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis: Comitia yes, Courts yes.
- From the SVR Calendar:
    - Hail, Hercules, true son of Jove, an added Glory for the Gods are you. Come now, and dance at your holy rites with skillful feet! (Virgil Aeneid 8.301-2)

Fasti for Lunae Dies, 6/30/08, ultima dies ante Kalendas Quintiles:

FASTI: ante diem II Kalendas Quintiles [C]
- C = Comitialis: Comitia yes, Courts yes.

- From the SVR Calendar:
    - Temple of Hercules Musagetes, est. in Circus Flaminium, 187 BCE.


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FASTI FOR TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:41 am

Salvete, Sodales -

The Fasti for the upcoming Tuesday, 7/1/08:


Kalendis Quintilibus [N] Religiosus, 7/1/2008
[N] Nefastus (comitia: no; courts: no)

Religiosus (vitiosus): Like the dies atri, but less bad:
    - Avoid making journeys, starting new projects, doing anything risky.
    - No private religious rites may be performed, subject to the same comment as for dies atri.
    - And that comment was: Normal work would still be performed on dies atri, and as part of performing any work one performs rites for the patron deities, geni locii, and other appropriate deities. Likewise, the daily routine is also performed before the lararium.
    - New fire should not be struck.
From the SVR Calendar:
    - Juno Regina on Aventine, 392 BCE.
    - Fausta Felicitas on Capitoline, 49 BCE.
    - Ascension of Vespasian, 69 CE.
    - Juno Regina, who in Veii now dwells, I pray, that after our victory You will follow us to our City, soon to become Your City as well, where a holy precinct worthy of Your dignity will be built to receive You. (Livy 5.21.3: Camillius’ evocation).
    - SVR founds Collegium Historicum, 2001 CE.

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Fasti for Diem Mercurii, Weden's Day, 7/2/2008

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:29 am

Salvete, Sodales -

The Fasti for the upcoming Dies Mercurii:


FASTI: ante diem VI nonas Quintiles [N] Ater
[N] Nefastus (comitia: no; courts: no)
Dies Ater (unlucky) erit:
    - Try to avoid making journeys, starting new projects, or doing anything risky.
    - Certain gods, including Iuppiter and Ianus, may not be named.
    - These days are ill-omened to begin any new project, and any new project would necessarily begin by performing a rite calling for the assistance of the gods. Such religious rites, beginning something new, are not to be performed.
    - NOTA BENE: Normal work would still be performed on dies atri, and as part of performing any work one performs rites for the patron deities, geni locii, and other appropriate deities. Likewise, the daily routine is also performed before the lararium.
    - New fire should not be struck.
From the SVR Calendar:
    - He is the very worst of farmers who works under shelter in fine weather. (Cato, in Pliny N. H. 18.8 )

    - Birth of diva Matidia, 68 CE.
De Matidia, ab Wikipedia: Her maternal uncle was Roman Emperor Trajan. Trajan had no children and treated her like his daughter. Her father died in 78 and with her mother went to live with Trajan and his wife, Pompeia Plotina.
- Matidia first married Lucius Vibius Sabinus, a man of consular rank. He died after 86. Their daughters were:
    Vibia Matidia or Matidia Minor;

    Vibia Sabina, who married Roman Emperor Hadrian
- Matidia was very fond of her second cousin Hadrian and allowed him to marry Vibia Sabina.
- Her second husband was Lucius Scribonius Libo Rupilio Frugi or Bonus. Rupilio was a man of consular rank who descended from Roman Republican nobility. He was consul in 88 and died in 101. Their daughters were:
    Rupilia Faustina who married consul Marcus Annius Verus;

    Rupilia Annia who married Lucius Fundanius Lamia Aelianus consul of 116.
- Matidia would often travel with her uncle (Traianus) and assist him in decision making. Like her mother, throughout the Roman Empire, Matidia was honored with monuments and inscriptions in her name.
- On August 29 112, she received the title of Augusta.
- In 119 Matidia died, the Roman Emperor Hadrian delivered her funeral oration, deified her and granted her a temple and altar in Rome itself.

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Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:50 pm

Salve, mi Iohanne, et Salvete omnes!

Mi Iohanne, I really like the extra info you've been providing on the historical tid-bits! That's something I never had the energy to pursue. The Fasti don't feel like they've just been slapped up there to meet a deadline anymore; they stay to chat with us a while, and we are a little more Roman for the encounter.

Gratias tibi ago, amice!

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Continuing Education

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:51 am

Salve, Marii - Glad you approve, Legate Peregrine! It's simply that I, myself, needed the information, since my Roman education is so hit-and-miss. (And I do hope people will let me know when I get it wrong, so that I will be able to make retractions and corrections if needed.)

And now - Let the next Diem Advenientem be announced:


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Fasti for Jove's Day, 7/3/08:

Fasti: ante diem V nonas Quintiles, [N] Religiosus

[N] The day is nefastus: Comitia, no; Courts, no.


From the SVR Calendar:
- Aquaelicium: In the heat of summer the pontifices called upon Jupiter Pluvius to bring rain by holding a pompa in which the lapis manalis, a cylindrical rain-stone, was rolled from the Temple of Mars in the Campus Martius through the Porta Capena to the Capitolium. Magistrates walked in the procession without their insignia and matrons followed barefoot.
- Constantine defeats Licinius at Hadrianopolis, 324 CE.


De Aquaelicio illo: Hmmm. A festival or observance to do with waters, aquae, and related to rain, as in Iuppiter Pluvius, 'Rainy Jupiter'.
Sed quid habet Wikipedia?
    [There was] a ceremony called the aquaelicium (Latin: "calling the waters") which sought to produce rain in times of drought. During the ceremony, the pontifices had the stone [the lapis manalis] brought from its usual resting place, a temple of Mars near the Porta Capena, into the Senate. Offerings were made to Jupiter petitioning for rain, and water was ceremonially poured over the stone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapis_manalis
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Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:27 am

Salve, mi Iohanne!

A rain-stone! And me being widely reckoned by my more animistic friends to be a Thunder-spirit. It rained like gangbusters in the Mojave while I was there. A five-year drought in Oklahoma ended the morning after I moved in. Stuff like that... I've never claimed to make storms happen; I just invite them over to play!

I have a biggish chunk of labradorite. This is a blue-grey stone with pronounced blue, green and golden irridescences in its smoother planes. When mine is held face-up and tilted side-to-side, the effect is that of a thunderstorm clearing out of a forest. I suppose that could be my lapis manalis. I'm glad to have a name for it now. >({|:-)

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Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:01 pm

Salvete, Sodales -

The Fasti for this upcoming Friday, 7/4/08:


Ante diem IV nonas Quintiles [N] Religiosus
[N] Nefastus (comitia: no; courts: no);
    the Nonas Quintiles themselves will be on 7/7/08.
Religiosus (vitiosus): Like the dies atri, but less bad:
    - Avoid making journeys, starting new projects, doing anything risky.
    - No private religious rites may be performed, subject to the same comment as for dies atri.
    - And that comment was: Normal work would still be performed on dies atri, and as part of performing any work one performs rites for the patron deities, geni locii, and other appropriate deities. Likewise, the daily routine is also performed before the lararium.
    - New fire should not be struck.

From the SVR Calendar:
    - Ara Pacis is dedicated by Augustus, 13 BCE.
    - "Garland Your elegant coiffure with Actium’s laurel, Pax; be present and soften the whole world with Your gentleness. Let there be no enemies, no cause for triumphs. You will hand greater glory to our leaders than war can bring." (Ovid Fasti 1.711-13)

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