Fasti Verolani

In 1922, during the construction of a house in the center of Veroli, a slab was found that covered an ancient tomb of an early Christian cemetery. This slab dates back to the first century AD and reported the first three months of the Roman calendar with the indication of all religious festivals, official events and markets and reported the words Fasti Verolani.
The Latin word ‘fasti’ means ‘what is permitted and which is legitimate in the eyes of the gods’. The three-month days of Ian (uarius), Feb (ruarius) and M (artius) show the letters F, C, N, NP, EN which mean.
F – Fasti were the days when everyone did their public and private work, the courts worked but the rallies could not be held
C – Comitials, in which the rallies could be convened
N – Nefarious days when you could not work and were dedicated exclusively to worship
NP – Holidays
EN – “nefarious at the beginning and at the end, but fasti in the middle” were the days when they were sacred only early in the morning and in the evening while the rest of the day you could carry out the occupations
The feriae instead were the festivals consecrated to the deities in general but also to the dead and the spirits of the afterlife. In the calendar of Veroli January 14 is the date of birth of Antonio and is not considered a positive day while January 17 remembers the wedding day of Augustus with Livia.

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