Friday, March 23, 2007
This day (NP), is for special religious observance.
The Tubilustrium is the fifth day of the Quinquatrus. On these days the trumpets (tubae) were lustrated. This day was sacred to Minerva (Athena), the patroness of trumpets.
The month of March belongs to the warlike Mars, the deity who personifies the protection of the state and the productivity of the community.
This is the twenty-third day of the Festival of Mars. The daily spectacle of the priests of Mars leaping and dancing through the streets of Rome would continue this day.
This was the eighth day of a nine-day fast for the Romans, leading up to the Day of Blood.
I know, it's been a while. But since nobody actually reads this, I don't think I owe anyone an apology.
I'm going to start posting random vacation pictures, if only for my own entertainment (see above). Again, eventually I would like to see this turn into a semi-professional blog...but I don't think that will be any time soon.