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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.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Calendar

July is the Roman month of Quintilis. The first day of the month is the Kalends, sacred to Juno. The Nones falls on the 7th. The Ides, sacred to Jupiter, falls on the 15th.

The 2nd (Friday), 8th (Thursday) and 16th (Friday) are unlucky (ater).

Lucaria: 19th and 21st. Celebrate nature and wooded places. (Latin "lucus" = grove.)

Neptunalia: 23rd. Celebrate water.

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