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Romans, though you’re guiltless, you’ll still expiate
your fathers’ sins, till you’ve restored the temples,
and the tumbling shrines of all the gods,
and their images, soiled with black smoke.
~Horace, Odes, III, 6; A. S. Kline trans.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Roman Ritual in Budapest

Cn. Cornelius Lentulus and C. Cocceius Spinula perform ritual in the ruins of Aquincum (Budapest) and demonstrate correct form.

Both are capite velato (heads covered). With their right hands they each hold a patera over the focus of the altar. The free hand is open and palm upwards, directed to the heavens; a gesture appropriate for celestial deities.

Note also that they have correctly placed a piece of turf on the altar itself, and the fire is on the turf.

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