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date: 01 December 2022

Armilustriumlocked

Armilustriumlocked

  • C. Robert Phillips

Extract

Roman festival on 19 October to *Mars which purified (see lustration) the army (Varro, Ling. 5. 153, 6. 22); this took place at the *Aventine's Armilustrium (Livy 27. 37. 4, Plut. Rom. 23. 3), which contained an altar (Festus Gloss. Lat. 115), and involved the *Salii.

Subjects

  • Roman Myth and Religion

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