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date: 28 November 2022

Caprotinalocked

Caprotinalocked

  • C. Robert Phillips

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Caprotina, 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.

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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