Robert Hampton

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15th February 2007

Love is in the air
Posted by at 1.05pm | No responses | In the News

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, of course, but today is far more important. February 15th was the day the Ancient Romans celebrated Lupercalia.

Lupercalia, of which many write that it was anciently celebrated by shepherds, and has also some connection with the Arcadian Lycaea. At this time many of the noble youths and of the magistrates run up and down through the city naked, for sport and laughter striking those they meet with shaggy thongs.

Now, be honest — doesn’t that sound like a lot more fun?

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