Love, Ancient Style. A Valentine’s Myth/History Lesson. The Lupercalia. Romans celebrated the Lupercalia on February 15. It was a purification and fertility ritual. februare : to purify February gets its name from that month. The Lupercalia.
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A Valentine’s Myth/History Lesson
to be struck with the thongs, believing
that it would cure infertility and also
ease the pain of childbirth.
Italian archaeologists say they have found the long-lost underground grotto where ancient Romans believed a female wolf suckled the city's twin founders.
The cave believed to be the Lupercal was found near the ruins of Emperor Augustus' palace on the Palatine hill.
The 8m (26ft) high cave decorated with shells, mosaics and marble was found during restoration work on the palace...
"You can imagine our amazement - we almost screamed," said Professor Giorgio Croci, the head of the archaeological team working on the restoration of the Palatine, told reporters.
"It is clear that Augustus... wanted his residence to be built in a place which was sacred for the city of Rome," he added.
for the lower classes.
Roman wedding dress:
woven white tunic
flowers for the hair
“Knot of Hercules” tied
into the sash
as a fat baby with wings.
young, handsome man.
his little girl, kind of…
If changing into a laurel
Tree is “rescue”
Mom said “no,” but I fell in love
Oil lamps = accidents
Worst mom-in-law ever
Happily ever after…at last!