This ebook deals an in depth and interesting photograph of the astounding astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, regularly attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), used to be established. this information, of Mesopotamian origins, comparable as a rule to the planetary routine and to the incidence of eclipses within the sun method. the writer explains the Numan 12 months and cycle and illustrates basically how astronomical phenomena exerted a strong impact over either private and non-private lifestyles. a chain of concise chapters research the dates of the Roman fairs, describe the similar rites and myths and position the gala's when it comes to the planetary routine and astronomical occasions. particular reference is made to the activities of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of fantasy, and the actual value that Venus used to be thought of to have for lady fertility. The e-book essentially demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman spiritual calendar and the specified festive days. it's going to charm either to realized connoisseurs and to amateurs with a specific curiosity within the topic.
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