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date: 07 December 2022



  • C. Robert Phillips


Caristia (cara cognatio), Roman family festival on 22 February. Ovid (Fast. 2. 617–38) makes it a reunion of surviving family members after the *Parentalia's rites to the departed (February 13–21), and the presence of the ancestral spirits (*Lares: Fast. 2. 631–4) supports that. Valerius Maximus (2. 1. 8) adds that no outsiders were admitted and family quarrels were settled. It appears under the date in the calendars of Filocalus and Polemius Silvius, under February in the Menologia rustica.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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