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LUDI PALATI´NI After Augustus died, Livia and Tiberius had dedicated an altar to the Numen of Augustus (Plin. Nat. 12.94). We know from the Fasti Praenestini (in C. I. L. i. p. 312; cf. p. 385) that on January 17 the Pontiffs, Augurs, Quindecimviri, and Septemviri sacrificed victims on this altar. On Jan. 21, 22, and 23, theatrical exhibitions were held in a private theatre erected in front of the palace. These exhibitions were strictly private, and only the highest nobles and their families invited (D. C. 56.46, 59.16; J. AJ 19.1, 11; Tac. Ann. 1.73). In the year Caligula was murdered there was just for that year an extra day added, viz. Jan. 24 (ix. Kal. Febr.): cf. Suet. Cal. 56, 58; D. C. 59.29; Joseph. l.c. In the Calendar of Philocalus (354 A.D.) the 23rd was removed and the 17th to 19th added (C. I. L. i. pp. 334 and 385).


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    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 19.1
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 19.11
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 56
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 58
    • Tacitus, Annales, 1.73
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