2014 Interviews of Saturn

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I interviewed several different individuals in 2014 for The Saturnalian.  Two of these individuals interviewed me as well.  I have included these interviews below.   Continue reading

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The Saturnalian Celebrates Saturnalia

The Temple of Saturn in Rome

December 17 marks the beginning of the Roman holiday of Saturnalia, which runs through December 23.  Saturnalia was observed in veneration of the god Saturn at the onset of Winter Solstice. Historical accounts describe festivals fraught with indulgence and licentiousness alongside displays of  freedom and egalitarianism.  Poet Catullus lauded the holiday as the “best of days.” Lyricist Horace referred to it as “December liberty.”

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