Roman Festivals in Plutarch’s Life of Romulus
- Life of Romulus,
- Plutarch’s documents,
- Roman calendrical festivals,
- Roman Empire
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Roman calendrical festivals are one of the most important ‘documents’ in Plutarch’s attempt at reconstructing Romulus’ life and glorious deeds, which constitute the foundation of the Roman Empire. In this essay I aim to explain what historical meaning Plutarch attributes to such festivals as the Parilia, the Consualia, the Poplifugia and the Nonae Capratinae, which the Roman tradition closely linked with Romulus.