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p137 Armilustrium

Article by Philip Smith, B.A., of the University of London
on p137 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

ARMILU′STRIUM, a Roman festival for the purification of arms. It was celebrated every year on the 14th before the calends of November (Oct. 19), when the citizens assembled in arms and offered sacrifices in the place called Armilustrum,º or Vicus Armilustri, in the 13th region of the city (Festus, s.v.; Varro, De Ling. Lat. IV.32, V.3; Liv. XXVII.37; P. Vict. De Regionibus U. R.; Inscrip. in Gruter, p250).


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