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The Kalends of April

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Close reading of Ovid Fasti 4.133-62 reveals an archaic ritual requiring citizen women to bathe naked in public on 1 April in honour of Venus Verticordia. The goddess may also have been called ... More


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