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9 edition of Saturnalia found in the catalog.

Saturnalia

a Marcus Didius Falco novel

by Lindsey Davis

  • 47 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Minotaur in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Falco, Marcus Didius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Private investigators -- Rome -- Fiction,
  • Detective and mystery stories,
  • Rome -- History -- Vespasian, 69-79 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLindsey Davis.
    GenreFiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination324 p.
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23275998M
    ISBN 100312361297
    ISBN 109780312945954, 9780312361297
    LC Control Number2007007527

    Macrobius's Saturnalia, an encyclopedic celebration of Roman culture written in the early fifth century CE, has been prized since the Renaissance as a treasure trove of otherwise unattested lore. Cast in the form of a dialogue it treats diverse topics while showcasing Virgil as master of all human knowledge, from diction to religion. This codex from the Plutei Collection of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence contains the complete text of Saturnalia by the fourth−fifth century Latin author Macrobius. The work takes the form of a series of dialogues among learned men at a fictional banquet at which they discuss antiquities, history, literature, mythology, and other topics. The manuscript may have been copied by.

    Saturnalia is one of those books that makes one wonder what the distinction is between literature for adults and literature for young adults, for the short novel is as complex, subtle, and thoughtful as any book for adults. III SETTING Saturnalia takes place in colonial America, in .   The Saturnalia was an enduring Roman festival dedicated to the agricultural god Saturn which was held between the 17th and 23rd of December each year during the winter solstice. Originating from archaic agricultural rituals the Roman festivities came to include a general round of gift-giving, merrymaking, and role-reversals so that it became one of the most popular celebrations in the .

      The history of Christmas trees goes back to the symbolic use of evergreens in ancient Egypt and Rome and continues with the German tradition of candlelit Christmas trees first brought to .   The first tradition claims that the festival was instituted by Janus so that humans would honor their ruler Saturn (who had disappeared) for the gifts Saturn gave to humans: arboriculture, fertilizer, using symbols of Saturn's effigy holding the sickle (Macrobius, Saturnalia ) "[24] It was during their reign that Saturn suddenly disappeared, and Janus then devised means to add to his Author: Joseph Abrahamson.


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2 The Saturnalia proper fell on Decem though as many as seven days came to be devoted to the popular celebration of the festival (Macrobius, I. X. 24), which was a sort of carnival. As an old Italic feast it probably originated earlier than Livy thought. See Macrobius I.

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