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1 "Arvorum sacerdotal," the priests of the fields.
2 Or foster-mother. It has been suggested that the Rogations of the Roman church may have possibly originated in the Ambarvalia, or ceremonial presided over by the Arval priesthood.
3 Made of salt and the meal or flour of spelt. Salt was the emblem of wisdom, friendship, and other virtues.
4 This, Fée observes, is not the case with any kind of wheat; with manioc, which has an acrid principle, the process may be necessary, in order to make it fit for food.
5 Or Feast of the Furnace or Oven. See Ovid's Fasti, B. ii. 1. 5—25.
6 Called the Terminalia. See Ovid's Fasti, B. ii. 1. 641, et seq.
7 Tertullian, De Spect. i. 16, calls this goddess by the name of Sessia.
8 Cœlius Rhodiginus, Turnebus, and Vossius, conjecture that the name of this goddess, who might only be named in the field, was Tutelina. Hardouin thinks that it was Segesta, here mentioned.
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