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Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:57 am

Salvete, Sodalaes Sociique -

For Sunday 10/5, Monday 10/6, and Tuesday 10/7/08:


FASTI: ante diem III nonas Octobres [C] Religiosus, 10/5/2008
[C] (Comitia, YES; Court, YES)
From the SVR Calendar:

- Mundus of Ceres opened (Fest. p. 126, 4).
- Venus Caelestis (Dea Syria).
- May Venus hear all my prayers. Take one who would serve You through long years, accept one who knows how to love with a pure heart (Ovid Amores1.3.4-6).
- First taurobolia held in Rome, 134 CE.


FASTI: Pridie Nonas Octobres [C], 10/6/2008
[C] (Comitia, YES; Court, YES)
From the SVR Calendar:

- Jupiter laughs at the lies lovers make. (Lygdamus 6.49-50)


FASTI: Nonae Octobres [F], 10/7/2008
[F] Fastus (comitia: no; courts: yes)
From the SVR Calendar:
- Jupiter Fulgurin, 3rd cent.
- Juno Curitis in the Campus Martius.
- Thanksgiving to Vesta.

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The Fasti for 10/8/08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:54 am

The Fasti for 10/8/08, id est, Dies Mercurii (Wednesday):

FASTI: ante diem VIII Idus Octobres [F], Ater
[F] Fastus (comitia: no; courts: yes)
From the SVR Calendar:

Dies Ater: Battle of Cibalae, Constantine's defeat of Licinius, 316 CE.

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Fasti for October 9th and 10th, 2008

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:06 am

Salvete, Quirites -

The Fasti for October 9th and 10th, 2008:


FASTI: ante diem VI Idus Octobres [C], 10/10/2008
[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)
From the SVR's Calendar, in the Collegium Religionum:

- Genius Publicus on the Clivis Capitolinus.
- Fausta and Felicitatis at the temple built 1 June, 49 BCE.
- Venus Victrix on the Capitoline.
- Apollo on the Palatine.

FASTI: ante diem VII Idus Octobres [C], 10/9/2008,
[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)
From the SVR Calendar:

- Juno Moneta at the temple built 1 Jun 344 BCE.
- Death of Germanicus in Antioch, 19 CE.

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FASTI Fiasco

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:07 am

Salvete, Sodales -

I am now two days in arrears in terms of posting the Fasti. If I had been a bit more prescient, I would have asked for some backup. I doubt if anyone's life has come to a halt for the loss of the Calendar info on these two days, but it's still dereliction of duty on my part. I apologize.

You'll find the missing and upcoming Fasti in the post which follows.

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Fasti for 10/11, 10/12, 10/13 and 10/14/08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:37 am

Salvete iterum, Quirites -

Fasti old and new:


FASTI: ante diem V Idus Octobres [NP] MEDITRINALIA (10/11/2008)
[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)
And from the SVR Calendar:

- MEDITRINALIA New wine offered to Jupiter at feast of Meditrina, goddess of health.
- "New and old wine I drink; from illnesses new and old may I be cured." [Varro, De Lingua Latina 6.21]

FASTI: ante diem IV Idus Octobres [C] (10/12/2008)
[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)
And from the SVR Calendar:

- Fortuna Redux, Goddess of happy return from successful and prosperous travel.

FASTI: ante diem III Idus Octobres [NP] FONTINALIA (10/13/2008)
[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)
And from the SVR Calendar:

- FORTINALIA, the festival of Fons, held outside the Porta Fontinalis, 231 BCE.
- For Fortinalia, thirteen wells were decorated with wreaths, and water-springs with flowers. (Varro, De Lingua Latina, 6.22).
- Fons is husband to Juturna, daughter of Volturnus (Arnobius, 3.29).
- Death of Claudius, ascension of Nero, 54 CE.


FASTI: Pridie Idus Octobres [EN] (10/14/2008)
[EN] Endotercisus (morning: N; afternoon: F; evening: N)
Notandum: "... endotercisus, or intercisus, ... were "in-between" days in which mornings and afternoons had different restrictions." -Rich Hamper, http://www.therthdimension.org/AncientRome/Calendar/calendar.html
And from the SVR Calendar:

- Penates on the Velia 3rd century BCE.
- "Come, Dii Penates, come Apollo and Neptunus and all You Gods, and by Your powers may You mercifully turn aside this ill disease that violently twists, scorches and burns our city with fever." (Arnobius, Adv. Nat. 3.43.)

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Tag-team?

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:07 am

Salve, miser Iohanne!

Vae, there's no need to publicly flog yourself; that's what the woodshed's for. >({|;-]

But seriously, would it work better if we tag-teamed it? If they're not up when I get on, I'd post them; if they're still not up when you get on, you'd post them? As long as we get equal pay for equal work, I wouldn't object to some such arrangement. What would work for you, amice?

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Tag, I'm It!

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:04 am

Salvete, amici Romani!

My turn! The Fasti for Wednesday, 15 October:


Idibus Octobribus [NP]
Dies Religiosus
Notes:
Idibus alba Iovi grandior agna cadit (Every Ides is sacred to Iuppiter). -Ovidius


And from our SVR calendar:


* Feriae Jovi; Ludi Capitolini celebrated with horse races on the Campus Martius.


(Would this be the famous festival of the October Horse?)

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Tag-team is good...

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:56 pm

Ave, Marii -

That would be fine. You've noticed these multiple-day 'blackouts'. I seem to have the worst time with weekends - my schedule becomes more fluid on the one hand but then it gets more hectic on the other.

I was chagrined with myself that I had missed announcing Meditrinalia! The Meditrinalia were the first Roman holidays I ever put on my calendar - as celebrations of new wine and old wine, they have special appeal. Foolish to auto-flog myself, but the omissions speak loudly!

So I'll lead (as a rule, still) and if I've faltered, you take the eagle and march on, as it were. Which you've already done, I see, for the 15th. Gratias ago.

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Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:42 am

Salvete, si aliqui legant -

Fasti for tomorrow, Iovis Dies, id est Thursday, 10/16/2008:


Ante diem XVII Kalendas Novembres [F] Ater
[F] Fastus (comitia: no; courts: yes)
From the SVR Calendar -

- Dies Ater erit.
- 'When the skies are equally bright through their whole expanse… the ensuing autumn will be fine and cool.' (Pliny Nat. Hist. 18.80)
- Rise of the Suculae at evening. (These would be the constellation the Romans called the 'suckling pigs', known nowadays as 'Hyades'.)

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Fasti: Friday, 17 Oct 08

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:03 am

...And, getting the jump on Friday, the Fasti for 17 October:

ante diem XVI Kalendas Novembres [C]
Dies Religiosus


From the SVR calendar:


* Grape Harvest festival at Lake Acerosa, Campania
>({|:-)

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Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:39 am

Salvete, Sodales -

Marius was good enough to post the Fasti for tomorrow - okay, today - the 17th of October.

I haven't received the Fasti email regarding Saturday, the 18th, yet - but I'll post nonetheless. After all, the SVR has all this info, and more, in the Calendar that M. Horatius Piscinus put together when the Society was first formed:


Gregorian date, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008:
Ante Diem XV Kalendas Novembres [C]
[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)

- Thanksgiving to Spes and Juventus.
- Death of Agrippina, 33 BCE.

And also, for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008:
Ante Diem XIV Kalendas Novembres [NP]
[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)

- ARMILUSTRUM:
    - There is a dancing procession of the Salii as the ancillae are purified and stored.
    - Military arms ritually purified and stored for winter.
    - Sacrifices were made at the sound of trumpets (Fest. p. 17, 28 ff) and were offered to Mars on the Aventine at the tomb of Titus Tatius.
    (Plut. Rom. 23.3)

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Armilustrium

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:14 pm

Salve, mi Iohanne!

Ahh, Armilustrium...! My favorite day in the Roman calendar. It comes twice a year, at the beginning and end of the old Republican war-fighting season--id sunt, Aprilis and October respectively. Oddly enough, the Armilustria coincide neatly with the beginning and end of the reenactor season, at least for those of us who do not enjoy stamping around in their caligae in the snow. Hmmm!

So 19 April finds me sitting on the front porch conditioning my lorica for my first gig of the year; and on 19 October I give it another thorough going-over and arrange any needed repairs before stowing it for the winter. It's as good a way as any to spend my dies natalis: exactly the way a Legionary would, taking good care of my equipment so it can take good care of me. Oh, yes...and mainlining the Ancestor-spirits. They like to watch me work. >({|:-)

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Fasti for Monday, 10-20-08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:12 pm

Salvete -

The Fasti for Monday, 10-20-08:


Ante Diem XIII Kalendas Novembres [C]

[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)

And from the SVR Calendar:


- Wine, 0 the blood of life, they were accustomed to often sip. (Fasti Praenestini)


And also from the SVR Calendar, for the day following, Tuesday, 10-21-08:

Ante Diem XII Kalendas Novembres [C]

[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)


- From little things are things of great importance often dependent. (Livy 27.9.1)


For more on the Praeneste Calendar (which, alas, has survived only in fragments), see this University of Chicago link:
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/calendar/praenestini.html

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Fasti: Wednesday, 22 Oct 08

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:28 am

Salvete, sleepyheads!! (And Iohannes.)

The Fasti for Wednesday, 22 October:


ante diem XI Kalendas Novembres [C]


Quote of the Day (I have got to find a way to feature the SVR calendar more prominently on the site!):


"O Pales of the Highlands, O Apollo of the Shepherds, and powerful Silvanus of the Groves, and our Venus, daughter of Dione … Reward indeed our gifts that I have given." (Nemesianus, Alcon. 1-6)


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Fasti: Thursday, 23 Oct 08

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:38 am

Salvete, amici!

Fasti for Thursday, 23 October:


ante diem X Kalendas Novembres [C]


Quote of the Day:


When the south wind blows, never fell wood or touch the vine. (Pliny 18.76)


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Fasti: Friday, 24 Oct 08

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:25 am

Salvete, Romani viatores!

The Fasti for Friday, 24 October:


ante diem IX Kalendas Novembres [C]


This Day in History, from the SVR calendar:


* Antonius Primus and Legio VI Victrix [my Legion!] from the Rhine legions meet Vitellius in the Second Battle of Cremona, 69 CE.
* Birth of Domitian, 51 CE.

"If done well enough, it is done soon enough." (Caesar Augustus)


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Fasti for Saturn's, 10/25/08 and Sol's, 10/26/08

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:41 pm

Salvete, amici -

Here are the Fasti for the weekend we verge upon:


Ante Diem VIII Kalendas Novembres [C], 10/25/2008, Dies Saturnis
[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)
From the SVR Calendar:

- Crispin and Crispinianus (Castor and Pollux) as patron deities of shoemakers in the Atrium Sutoium.
- Cornelius Fuscus from Illyricum joins with Antonius Primus to defeat Aulus Vitellius on the second day of the Second Battle of Cremona, leaving Vespasian unchallenged as emperor, 69 CE.


Ante Diem VII Kalendas Novembres [C], 10/26/2008, Dies Solis
[C] Comitialis (comitia: yes; courts: yes)

- "In wine there is truth, in beer happiness, in mead inspiration."


But, Sodales - whence this last proverb? Does anyone know? Hunting on the Internet, I see a reference to Horace for "in vino veritas" and to Pliny, also, and to Alcaeus the Greek for "wine, my dear boy, and truth" - but nothing that matches this full sentence.

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Source?

Postby Aldus Marius on Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:55 am

Salvete omnes!

Hmm, sounds like something L Horatius Venator Piperbarbus might say, if he hasn't yet; he's a brewer, you know, founder of NR's Sodalitas Coquorum et Cerevisiae Coctorum, and the author of a privately-printed mead-making manual.

Venii....? Do you own this statement...? Speak to us, O Great One!! >({|;-)

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Fasti: Monday, 27 Oct 08

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:08 am

Salvete,

Fasti for Monday, 27 October:


ante diem VI Kalendas Novembres [C]


"Manure should never be touched except when the Moon is on the wane and land must be manured more particularly while the Moon is new, or before its First Quarter." (Pliny, Nat. Hist. 18.75)


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Fasti for the Remainder of October

Postby Aldus Marius on Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:06 am

Fastorum notitia, Tuesday, 10/28/2008:

Ante Diem V Kalendas Novembres [C]
[C] Comitialis est dies: Comitia, yes; Courts, yes.


From the SVR Calendar:

- Ascension of Maxentius, 306 CE.
- Constantine’s victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge overthrows Maxentius, who drowns in the river, 312 CE.
[Ipso in die!]


Wednesday, 29 October:


Ante Diem IV Kalendas Novembres [C]
Notes:
[C] Comitialis: Comitia, yes; Courts, yes.


"Marius said, I learned from my father and other righteous men that elegance is proper to women but toil to men, that all virtuous men and women ought to have more fame than riches, and that arms, not furniture, confer honour." (Sallust, Jugurtha 85.40)



Thursday, 30 October:


Ante Diem III Kalendas Novembres [C]
Notes:
[C] Comitialis: Comitia, yes; Courts, yes.


"The sailor talks of winds and the plowman about bulls, the soldier counts his wounds and the shepherd counts his sheep." (Propertius 2.1.43-44)



And Friday, 31 October 08 (Boo!):


Pridie Kalendas Novembres [C]
Notes:
[C] Comitialis: Comitia, yes; Courts, yes.


"If, when a west wind prevails, the Moon does not make Her reappearance before Her fourth day there will be a prevalence of stormy weather throughout the month (of November)." (Pliny 18.79).


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