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This ebook bargains a close and engaging photo of the marvelous astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, regularly attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), was once dependent. this information, of Mesopotamian origins, comparable in most cases to the planetary pursuits and to the prevalence of eclipses within the sunlight procedure. the writer explains the Numan yr and cycle and illustrates essentially how astronomical phenomena exerted a robust impression over either private and non-private existence. a chain of concise chapters research the dates of the Roman gala's, describe the similar rites and myths and position the fairs when it comes to the planetary routine and astronomical occasions. designated reference is made to the events of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of delusion, and the actual value that Venus was once thought of to have for girl fertility. The e-book essentially demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman spiritual calendar and the detailed festive days. it is going to charm either to discovered connoisseurs and to amateurs with a selected curiosity within the topic.

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24 - 679. 20 = +14. 04 679 26 Jan. 02 27. 1. Castoribus 4/24 693. 24 - 708. seventy three = -15. forty nine 709 four intercal. 02 *** 5/29 866. fifty five 2 856. 39 = +10. sixteen 856 four Jul. 03 five. 7. POPLIFUGIA 6/35 1,039. 86 2 1,033. fifty seven = +6. 29 1,034 four Jan. 03 three. -5. 1. Laralia 7/41 1,213. 17 2 1,210. seventy five = +2. forty two 1,211 four Jul. 04 five. 7. POPLIFUGIA 8/47 1,386. forty eight 2 1,387. ninety four = 21. forty six 1,388 three Jan. 04 three. -5. 1. Laralia 9/53 1,559. seventy nine 2 1,565. 09 = 25. 30 1,565 nine Jun. 05 VESTALIA 10/59 1,733. 10 2 1,742. 31 = 29. 21 1,742 eight Dec. 05 Gaiae 11/64 1,906. forty-one - 1,889. ninety six = +16. forty five 1,890 10 may well 06 nine. -11. -13. five LEMURIA 11/65 1,906. forty-one - 1,919. forty nine = -13. 08 1,919 eight Jun. 06 nine. 6. VESTALIA 12/70 2,079. seventy two - 2,067. 14 = +12. fifty eight 2,067 7 Nov. 06 four. -7. eleven. Ludi Plebei Gaiae 12/71 2,079. seventy two - 2,096. sixty seven = -16. ninety five 2,097 eight Dec. 06 13/76 2,253. 03 2 2,244. 33 = +8. 70 2,244 sixteen Apr. 07 15. four. FORDICIDIA 14/82 2,426. 34 2 2,421. fifty one = +4. eighty three 2,421 15 Oct. 07 October Equus/IDUS IOVI 15/88 2,599. sixty five 2 2,598. sixty nine = +0. ninety six 2,599 sixteen Apr. 08 15. four. FORDICIDIA 16/94 2,772. ninety six 2 2,775. 88 = 22. ninety two 2,776 15 Oct. 08 October Equus/IDUS IOVI 17/100 2,946. 27 2 2,953. 06 = 26. seventy nine 2,953 23 Mar. 09 TUBILUSTRIUM 18/105 3,119. fifty eight - 3,100. seventy one = +18. 87 3,101 20 Aug. 09 19. eight. VINALIA 18/106 3,119. fifty eight - 3,130. 24 = -10. sixty six 3,130 20 Sep. 09 *** 19/111 3,292. 89 - 3,277. ninety = +14. ninety five 3,278 21 Feb. 09 FERALIA 19/112 3,292. 89 - 3,307. forty three = -14. fifty four 3,307 22 Mar. 10 23. three. TUBILUSTRIUM 20/117 3,466. 20 - 3,455. 08 = +11. 12 3,455 19 Aug. 10 VINALIA 21/123 3,639. fifty one 2 3,632. 26 = +7. 25 3,632 20 Feb. 10 21. 2. FERALIA 22/129 3,812. eighty two 2 3,809. forty five = +3. 37 3,809 27 Jul. eleven 25. 7. FURRINALIA 23/135 3,986. thirteen 2 3,986. sixty three = 20. 50 3,987 27 Jan. eleven Castoribus 24/141 4,159. forty four 2 4,163. eighty one = 24. 37 4,164 27 Jul. 12 25. 7. FURRINALIA 25/147 4,332. seventy five 2 4,341. 00 = 28. 25 4,341 26 Jan. 12 27. 1. Castoribus 26/152 4,506. 06 - 4,488. sixty five = +17. forty-one 4,489 three Jun. thirteen 1. 6. Iunoni Monetae 26/153 4,506. 06 - 4,518. 18 = -12. 12 4,518 three Jul. thirteen five. 7. POPLIFUGIA (continued) 15 The Frequency of sun and Lunar Eclipses … eighty one desk 15. 1 (continued) A B C D E No. of the Sun’s passages via a node/No. of lunations Day of the Sun’s passage via a node—Day of lunation = variety of days among the Sun’s passage via a node and the lunation Eclipse day (rounded up or all the way down to the closest day) Numan cycle day, month and 12 months Numan calendar dinner party day 27/158 4,679. 37 - 4,665. eighty three = +13. fifty four 4,666 2 Dec. thirteen 1. 12. Neptunus 27/159 4,679. 37 - 4,695. 37 = -16. 00 4,695 2 Jan. thirteen three. -5. 1. Laralia 28/164 4,852. sixty eight 2 4,843. 02 = +9. sixty six 4,843 2 Jun. 14 1. 6. Iunoni Monetae 29/170 5,025. ninety nine 2 5,020. 20 = +5. seventy nine 5,020 1 Dec. 14 Neptuno 30/176 5,199. 30 2 5,197. 39 = +1. ninety one 5,197 10 could 15 nine. -11. -13. five. LEMURIA 31/182 5,372. sixty one 2 5,374. fifty seven = 21. ninety six 5,374 7 Nov. 15 four. -17. eleven. Ludi Plebei 32/188 5,545. ninety two 2 5,551. seventy five = 25. eighty three 5,552 10 may well sixteen nine. -11. -13. five. LEMURIA 33/194 5,719. 23 2 5,728. ninety four = 29. seventy one 5,729 7 Nov. sixteen four. -17. eleven. Ludi Plebei 34/199 5,892. fifty four - 5,876. fifty nine = +15.

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