Feriae Latine

Feriae Latine, a festival instituted by Tarquinius Superbus, or perhaps at an earlier period, in honor of the alliance between the Romans and the Latins. It was held on Mt. Alba, and was originally dedicated to the worship of Jupiter Latiaris. The festival continued for several days, usually five or six. An ox was generally offered in sacrifice by the consul then in office, amid the assembled multitudes, who engaged in rejoicings of all kinds. The two days immediately following the festival were considered sacred, and on them no marriages were celebrated. This festival was observed until the 4th century.

 
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