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Headword: *pari/lia
Adler number: pi,651
Translated headword: Parilia
Vetting Status: high
A [Roman] festival [of that name].
Greek Original:
*pari/lia: e(orth/.
Of the god (or goddess: both genders are attested) Pales, originally Palilia; celebrated, from early times, on 21st April (later regarded as the 'birthday' of Rome itself, and re-named Romaia: Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 8.361E-F [8.63 Kaibel]). Mentioned by a variety of Greek (Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Plutarch, Cassius Dio) and Roman (Varro, Cicero, Livy, Ovid) writers. See generally Mary Beard in OCD(4) p.1081.
Keywords: chronology; definition; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; politics; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 October 2002@09:28:46.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 5 April 2004@15:52:13.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 6 April 2004@04:53:30.
David Whitehead on 16 September 2013@07:34:32.
David Whitehead (tweaks and expansion) on 26 June 2015@10:32:58.
David Whitehead on 20 June 2016@03:20:17.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 14 June 2021@14:37:50.


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