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The Bulla and the Celebration of the Dies Lustricus

November 2, 2013 by


 by: Randy Fields The dies lustricus (“day of purification”), or the nominalia as it is sometimes called, was celebrated on the 8th or 9th day after birth and marked the transition from the liminal phase of life to that of infantia.i Since approximately one in three Roman babies did not live to adulthood,ii the celebration […]