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QUIRINA´LIA a festival sacred to Quirinus, which was celebrated on the 17th of February, on which day Romulus was said to have been carried up to heaven. (Ovid, Ov. Fast. 2.457; Festus, s.v. Varro, L. L. 6.13, and Calendars.) This day was also called Stultorum Feriae, for the meaning of which see FORNACALIA (Marquardt, Staatsverw. 3.117, 570.)

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