Thursday, September 13, 2007

Festival of Lectisternium, Roman Empire

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
This festival (from Lat. lectum sternere, to spread a couch) was held in honour of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva.

From the commencement of the 3rd Century the entire Senate celebrated a sacred banquet, with a statue of Jupiter lying on a cushion, and the two goddesses Juno and Minerva in chairs beside him, in allusion to the ancient custom, according to which only men reclined and women sat at table ...

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