RegifugiumA Roman festival celebrated on February 24th perhaps to commemorate the expulsion of the kings (Ovid, Fast. ii. 685; Festus, s. h. v.). At this festival the Rex Sacrorum offered sacrifice on the Comitium, and then hastily fled. (See Rex Sacrorum.) Probably in this case, as in many others, the sacrifice was originally regarded as a crime. The fact that the Salii were present is recorded by Festus (s. v. Regifugium); and possibly their presence had the same significance as the ceremony of leaping, etc., performed by them in March, presumably with a view to driving evil demons away from the city. See the Classical Review, v. 51 b; and Marquardt, Staatsverwaltung, iii. 324.
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