Sulla80 Posted November 24, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted November 24, 2022 (edited) I enjoy Thanksgiving for the look back with gratitude at the year with all the usual highs and lows. In this forum we can be grateful for interests, history, ideas and coins shared. An new development this year, the "Social Media Rebellion of 2022" and a burst of entrepreneurial innovation created this forum! Marcius Porcius Cato describes a Spring ritual of gratitude to Jupiter before the planting of millet, panic grass, garlic, and lentils. "CXXXII. The offering is to be made in this way: Offer to Jupiter Dapalis a cup of wine of any size you wish, observing the day as a holiday for the oxen, the teamsters, and those who make the offering. In making the offering use this formula: “Jupiter Dapalis, inasmuch as it is fitting that a cup of wine be offered thee, in my house and in the midst of my people, for thy sacred feast; and to that end, be thou honored by the offering of this food.” -Cato the Elder, On Agriculture, CXXXII The Romans also celebrated the new vintage with Meditrinalia on October 11th. "In the month of October, the Meditrinaliae ‘Festival of Meditrina’ was named from mederi ‘to be healed,’ because Flaccus the special priest of Mars used to say that on this day it was the practice to pour an offering of new and old wine to the god, and to taste of the same, for the purpose of being healed; which many are accustomed to do even now, when they say: Wine new and old I drink, of illness new and old I’m cured." -Varro, On the Latin Language My Top 10 for 2022 are posted here for your entertainment: https://www.sullacoins.com/post/top-10-for-2022 Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! Edited November 24, 2022 by Sulla80 26 2 1 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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