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 p807  Novendiale

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

NOVENDIA′LE, (sc. sacrum), was the name given to two different festivals.

1. Of a festival lasting nine days, was celebrated as often as stones rained from heaven. It was originally instituted by Tullus Hostilius, when there was a shower of stones upon the Mons Albanus, and was frequently celebrated in later times (Liv. I.31, XXI.62, XXV.7, XXVI.23, XXVII.37, XXIX.34).

2. Of the sacrifice performed nine days after a funeral [Funus, p562A.]

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