Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lux Mundi festival, ancient Rome

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
Lux Mundi literally means 'the Light of the World'. This is also another name for France's Liberty, whose day this also is. Liberty's torch shines hope in the world. Her statue graces New York City's harbour, her full name being Liberty Enlightening the World.

In Roman mythology, Liberty is Libertas, the goddess of freedom. Originally a deity of personal freedom, she evolved to become the goddess of the commonwealth. Her temples were found on the Aventine Hill and the Forum. She was depicted on many Roman coins as a female figure wearing a pileus (a felt cap, worn by slaves when they were set free), a wreath of laurels and a spear ...

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Blogger Fignatz said...

C'mon, Pip – How can it be Lux Mundi on a Thursdi?

7:39 AM  
Blogger Pip said...

Thursdi? Me too. Let's go and have a drink.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Fignatz said...

Yeah well, no need to make a Federal case out of a simple comment.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Pip said...

Seems my friendly joke went over badly.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Fignatz said...

Oops, ignore the previous comment. Your friendly joke actually went over my head till my lady (who obviously spends more time in bars than I do) just explained it.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Pip said...

No worries, mate. I can't be crook on the only other bloke who has Ignatz Mouse in his blog masthead. Heil Herriman, heil Krazy!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Fignatz said...

By George! What fascinates me, Pip, is that Krazy Kat's verbal and visual anarchy was presumably accessible to, and appreciated by, regular newspaper readers back then, but would probably be deemed too clever for today's supposedly better-educated publick.

2:05 PM  

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