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date: 07 December 2022

Fordicidialocked

Fordicidialocked

  • C. Robert Phillips

Extract

Fordicidia (Hordicidia in Sabine: Conway Ital. Dial. 1. 385; Varro, Rust. 2. 5. 6; Festus, Gloss. Lat. 225), Roman festival on 15 April, when a forda (pregnant cow) was sacrificed to *Tellus (Ov. Fast. 4. 630 ff. with F. Bömer's comm.; Tellus may not have featured in earlier times). It and the *Fornacalia were the only festivals which in historic times were organized on the basis of the *curiae (1).

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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