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Links of Subject: LectisterniumList of used abbreviations:
Hor Book VII Chapter 2: Scenic Representations first introduced.
Hor Book VII Chapter 27: Defeat of the Volscians and Destruction of Satricum.
Hor Book XXI Chapter 62: Omens. The Sibylline books consulted
Hor Book XXII Chapter 1: A cold spring for Hannibal and bad omens for Rome
Hor Book XXII Chapter 9: Religious ceremonies performed
Hor Book XXII Chapter 10: Many vows made to the gods
Note regarding Lectisternium:|
It was essentially a banquet of the gods; richly covered couches were placed round tables which were loaded with offerings from the sacrifices which were going on in the temples and in private houses throughout the City. On these couches were laid either the emblems of the particular deity of draped wax effigies. Whether it was an importation from Greece or an old Italian rite seems doubtful.