Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome (Space and Society)

This booklet bargains an in depth and engaging photograph of the remarkable astronomical wisdom on which the Roman calendar, normally attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), was once dependent. this information, of Mesopotamian origins, similar often to the planetary activities and to the prevalence of eclipses within the sun procedure. the writer explains the Numan 12 months and cycle and illustrates in actual fact how astronomical phenomena exerted a strong effect over either private and non-private lifestyles. a sequence of concise chapters research the dates of the Roman fairs, describe the similar rites and myths and position the gala's with regards to the planetary events and astronomical occasions. exact reference is made to the hobbies of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of delusion, and the actual value that Venus was once thought of to have for woman fertility. The publication in actual fact demonstrates the intensity of astronomical wisdom mirrored within the Roman spiritual calendar and the distinctive festive days. it's going to attraction either to realized connoisseurs and to amateurs with a specific curiosity within the topic.

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