This booklet bargains an in depth and engaging photograph of the fantastic astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, ordinarily attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), used to be dependent. this data, of Mesopotamian origins, comparable in most cases to the planetary routine and to the prevalence of eclipses within the sun process. the writer explains the Numan 12 months and cycle and illustrates truly how astronomical phenomena exerted a robust impact over either private and non-private existence. a sequence of concise chapters learn the dates of the Roman fairs, describe the similar rites and myths and position the fairs in terms of the planetary pursuits and astronomical occasions. distinctive reference is made to the pursuits 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 woman fertility. The e-book essentially demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman spiritual calendar and the distinctive festive days. it's going to allure either to discovered connoisseurs and to amateurs with a specific curiosity within the topic.
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Eighty ... ... eighty one 86 ... 89 ... ... 109 113 ... 113 ... 148 xxvii Notes Chaps. 1 and 21 were excerpted from the paper Astronomia e Calendario nell’antica Roma, given on the First convention of the Italian Archeo-astronomy Society, in Padua, on 29 September 2001 (see Rivista Italiana di Archeoastronomia, vol. I, 2003, pp. 107–19). bankruptcy three is from the paper L’etrusco, lingua dell’Oriente Indoeuropeo I, given on the Milan Glottological Fellowship on 14 June 1999 (see Atti del Sodalizio Glottologico Milanese, Vol. XXXIX–XL, 1998–9, pp. 229–49; reprinted in Magini 2007, pp. 21–7). Chapters four, 13–18 are extracted from Astronomy and Calendar in historical Rome—The Eclipse fairs, Rome 2001; Chaps. four, 6, thirteen, 14, 17, nine and 10 have formerly seemed within the paper Cicli astronomici e feste del calendario di Roma antica, given on the convention at the historical past of Astronomy on the Capodimonte-Naples Observatory on 27 September 1997. Chapters 7–11 are extracted from Le feste di Venere—Fertilità femminile e configurazioni astrali nel calendario di Roma antica, Rome 1996, and from I moti di Venere e le feste delle donne nel calendario di Roma antica, given on the Fourth convention of the Italian Archeoastronomy Society, in Lerici on 24–25 settembre 2004 (see ‘‘Rivista Italiana di Archeoastronomia’’, vol. IV, 2006, pp. 123–34). Chapters eight and 23 are from the paper L’etrusco, lingua dell’Oriente Indoeuropeo IV: nomi di dèi e moti di astri, given on the Milan Glottological Fellowship on four March 2002 (see Atti del Sodalizio Glottologico Milanese, Vol. XLIII–XLIV, 2002–3; pp. 49–62). bankruptcy 12 is taken from the paper Le feste dei solstizi in Roma antica, given on the 7th convention of the Italian Archeoastronomy Society, in Rome, october 2007, being revealed; see additionally l. a. dea bendata—lo sciamanesimo nell’antica Roma, 2008, pp. 207–17. bankruptcy sixteen is taken from the paper Eclissi e regalità: un rapporto difficile (Babilonia 1. 900 a. C—Roma 1. six hundred d. C. ), given on the 3rd convention of the Italian Archeo-astronomy Society, Capodimonte Observatory, Naples, 26–27 settembre 2003, in ‘‘Rivista Italiana di Archeoastronomia’’, III. 2005, pp. 1–5. xxix xxx Notes bankruptcy 26 is taken from the paper Il calendario romuleo e i suoi rapporti con i fenomeni astronomici, given on the moment convention of the Italian Archeoastronomy Society, Monte Porzio Catone, on 28 September 2002 (see Atti del II Congresso di Archeoastronomia, vol. II, 2004, pp. 77–81); see additionally The astronomical foundations of the Romulean calendar and its dating with the Numan calendar: an speculation, in Automata—Rivista di Natura, Scienza e Tecnica del mondo antico, n. three, « l’Erma » di Bretschneider Editore, Roma 2009. bankruptcy 27 is taken from the paper Il passaggio dall’anno romuleo all’anno numano e lo slittamento del solstizio d’inverno given on the 10th convention of the Italian Archeo-astronomy Society, Trinitapoli, 22–23 ottobre 2010, being revealed. different issues during this ebook have formerly been lined in my seminar I fondamenti astronomici del calendario numano: Anna Perenna, October Equus, Regifugium e Vestalia, given on the college of Siena on 22 March 1999, and at classes held on the Roma Tre college on 7 may possibly 1998, on the Milan college Institute of recent Languages—IULM, on four March 2002, and on the college of Siena on 17–18 April 2002.