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Liberalia

(lĭbərā`lēə), in Roman religion, festival of Liber and Libera. The rustic festival of great rejoicing and merrymaking was held on Mar. 17. Roman youths generally first assumed the toga virilis (i.e., began dressing like adults) at this time.

Liberalia

March 17
Liber and Libera were ancient Roman fertility deities, worshipped along with Ceres. The triad of Ceres, Liber, and Libera was identified with the Greek deities Demeter, Dionysus, and Persephone. At the festival held in honor of Liber and Libera on March 17, young Roman boys who had come of age wore the toga virilis for the first time. In the ancient Italian town of Lavinium, a whole month was consecrated to Liber. The various rituals carried out during this time were designed to ensure the growth of newly planted seeds.
See also Cerealia
SOURCES:
DictFolkMyth-1984, p. 618
FestRom-1981, p. 91
NewCentClassHandbk-1962, p. 641
OxYear-1999, p. 122
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Haec sunt temporibus nostris liberalia nobilium studia, haec sunt prima elementa uirtutis, John of Salisbury, Policraticus, 1.
Este acto solemne se desarrollaba en la Liberalia, el dia del dios Liber, donde se reconocia formalmente la mayoria de edad (Robert, 1999).
Kaip ir Estija, Latvija prisistato liberalia salimi, sukurusia palankia aplinka verslui ir noriai priimancia uzsienio kapitala.
In this sense, and following the typical style of the Erasmians, the ultimate goal of this humanist education is mastery of the studia liberalia or liberal sciences, epitomized in the motto 'vir bonum atque dicendi peritus' (the man who is not only good but also skilled in speaking).
Liberaliojo ugdymo testinuma ir jo raiska, ne tik studijuojant pirmaisiais studiju metais bendrojo universitetinio lavinimo dalykus, uztikrintu toks specialybes dalyku studiju metodu derinamas, kuris skatintu inzinerijos principu supratima ir formuotu liberalia kultura.
Jis siekia perskaityti antikines epochos sukurta "komunikacini politines kulturos koda" (Fiske 1998: 36) ir islaisvinti ikirevoliucine liberalia minti nuo antikinio tipo politiniam mastymui budingu elementu.
1), that reading (legere) is nothing more than a metonym for studia liberalia.
The ancient Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is associated with the Roman Liber, itself the basis of the Roman festival Liberalia traditionally held on March 17 to honor Liber Pater, an ancient god of fertility and wine.
Haec enim et huiusmodi, quae ptivatum supra modum excedunt splendorem quemdam habent eximium, nee liberalia modo, sed etiam magnifica dicuntur").
Triptico de Cobquecura (Santiago de Chile: Liberalia Ediciones, 2007) hace otras referencias a nuestra literatura chilena.
For there were other stage plays to which they suitably gave the name Liberalia (Dionysia among the Greeks), not only dedicated to Liber, but instituted by Liber.
Quando perturbada por um perigo extremo, pode-se recorrer as muralhas dos liberalia studia (filosofia, filologia, poesia, eloquencia, historia), gracas aos quais o espirito se elevara, mantendo-se ocupado, em contemplacao.