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This publication deals an in depth and interesting photo of the fantastic astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, typically attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), was once dependent. this information, of Mesopotamian origins, comparable customarily to the planetary hobbies and to the incidence of eclipses within the sunlight process. the writer explains the Numan yr and cycle and illustrates sincerely 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 gala's in terms of the planetary hobbies and astronomical occasions. distinct reference is made to the pursuits of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of fable, and the actual value that Venus was once thought of to have for woman fertility. The ebook basically demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman non secular calendar and the targeted festive days. it is going to attraction either to discovered connoisseurs and to amateurs with a selected curiosity within the topic.

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