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Parentalia

February 13
This was an ancient Roman festival held in honor of the manes, or souls of the dead—in particular, deceased relatives. It began a season for remembering the dead, which ended with the Feralia on February 21. This week was a quiet, serious occasion, without the rowdiness that characterized other Roman festivals. Everything, including the temples, closed down, and people decorated graves with flowers and left food—sometimes elaborate banquets—in the cemeteries in the belief that it would be eaten by the spirits of the deceased. February 22 was devoted to forgiveness and the restoration of friendships broken during the preceding year.
SOURCES:
DaysCustFaith-1957, p. 53
DictFolkMyth-1984, p. 673
DictRomRel-1996, p. 174
FestRom-1981, p. 74
FestSaintDays-1915, p. 31
OxYear-1999, p. 75
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8) Les Parentalia (9) se decomposent en plusieurs phases: le banquet des Feralia, les rites en l'honneur de Tacita et la cara cognatio, les Caristia.
Indicando una tradicion determinada, nos referimos a las celebraciones de Roma que tenian relacion con los muertos, como los Parentalia, que se realizaban en ocasion del retorno de los espiritus de los antepasados a la tierra.
exemple Ausone, dans les Parentalia, dont la femme s'appelle
He reojeado el tomo XXIV de las Obras Completas (el de las Memorias) y ni en la Historia documental de mis libros ni en la Parentalia ni en los Albores hay una sola linea acerca de ese acontecimiento acerca del cual me hubiera gustado leer un recuerdo fijado en la sabrosa prosa alfonsina.
Dei due testi, per quanto il lettore (soprattutto moderno) possa essere colpito dal tono commovente e umanamente partecipato che Ausonio riesce a trasmettere ad un componimento di natura e materia "accademica" quale e la Commemoratio, senza dubbio i Parentalia suscitano interesse maggiore per la rilevante peculiarita della sua sede liminare: la doppia prefazione in prosa e in versi.
Cada ano se organizaban banquetes en los aniversarios del difunto, en las parentalia, fiestas publicas celebradas del 13 al 22 de febrero en honor de los muertos, y en las lemuria, festividades analogas, si bien organizadas por cada familia en la intimidad los dias 9, 11 y 13 de mayo.
putate vos, ait, ad parentalia mea invitatos esse'.
una voluntad que es imperativa a la vez; al ritmo de mas libacion, "Putate vos, ait, ad parentalia mea invitatos esse.
His sentimental fondness for old ties is seen in Parentalia, a series of poems on deceased relatives, and Professores Burdigalenses , on the professors of Burdigala; these are delightful portraits that give a valuable picture of provincial Gallic life.
46-47) while, on the other hand, the pagan Parentalia of 13-21 February never found its way into the Christian cult of the dead (p.
So too, on Ambrose's prohibition of the Parentalia, he quotes Rebecca West as saying that the practice "was too like picknicking for his type of mind" (2:336).
This is not, as he claims, analogous to such changes of verse in the Parentalia and the Professores, since there Ausonius switches metre only for a very few individuals, not for half of an entire work, as would be the case with a single Caesares/Tyranni.