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Taurobolium lugudunense

Today, the 9th of December, commemorates an interesting foray into Phrygian religion on Gaulish soil. On this day in the year 160 CE, under the ægis of the divine Antoninus Pius, a public taurobolium was celebrated for the first time … Continue reading

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Meeting Faustina in Massachusetts

I recently met a friend for a wee road trip in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and in Vermont. I was pleased, along the way, to honour some genii and gods of land and water that I had never encountered before (the … Continue reading

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Diuae Augustae Faustinae

September 21 was the birthday of Faustina the Elder. I’ve had this on my calendar of dates of interest for a long while, as it’s part of my practice to honour (or at least acknowledge) the diui and diuae that … Continue reading

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September for Jove (and his deputies)

On the Ides of September (which are the 13th this month), I shared a lovely little meal with Jupiter in commemoration of the greater Epulum Jovis. This month also contains the birthday of the divine Augustus on the 23rd—which we … Continue reading

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