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date: 02 December 2020

ludi (including ludi scaenici) 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Albert William van BurenAlbert William van Buren, William BeareWilliam Beare, Simon R. F. PriceSimon R. F. Price

(games) The chief uses of this word relate to diverse fields of Roman culture.

(1) Religious *festivals came to include formalized competitions and displays, which were as much a component of the ritual programme as were sacrifices and processions. The numbers of days devoted to ...

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