- C. Robert Phillips
ExtractCaprotina, title of *Juno, from Nonae Caprotinae (‘Nones of the Wild *Fig’) on 7 July, to whom freedwomen and female slaves sacrificed, then fighting a mock battle with fig-tree sticks (Varro, Ling. 6. 18; Macrob. Sat. 1. 11. 36 ff.). These activities do not appear in extant calendars. The connection of fig and Juno implies an original fertility ritual (cf. Plut. Rom.
- Roman Myth and Religion