FASTI VI: JUNE

1-100 Introduction: The Aetiology of June
Epiphany of Juno (JUNIUS = JUNO) 1-64
Epiphany of Hebe (JUNIUS = JUVENTUS) 65-88
Epiphany of Concordia (JUNIUS = IUNCTIS) 89-96
Ovid as Judge (Paris) 97-100

101-195 Kalends of June (June 1)
Sacrifice to Carna, goddess of the hinge
Rape of Carna by Janua
Carna, protectress of little children
Menu for Carna's feast
Anniversary of Temple of the Mint
Festival of Mars
God of Storms

196-197 Four days before the Nones of June (June 2)
Appearance of the Hyades

198-208 Three days before the Nones of June (June 3)
Anniversary of Bellona's temple

209-211 Day before the Nones of June (June 4)
Day of Hercules

212-218 Nones of June (June 5)
Day of Semo Sancus Dius Fidus (god of oaths)

219-234 Eight days before the Ides of June (June 6)
Inauspicious for weddings
Reference to Ovid's daughter

235-240 Seven days before the Ides of June (June 7)
Shows of the River Tiber
Fisherman's Holiday

241-248 Six days before the Ides of June (June 8)
Shrine to goddess of Good Sense

249-468 Five days before the Ides of June (June 9)
Vestalia, festival of Vesta
Priapus and the Ass (again)
Jupiter the Baker
Old woman's story of antique Rome
Palladium in Vesta's temple
Fire in Vesta's temple
Anniversary of Brutus' victory and Crassus' defeat

469-472 Four days before the Ides of June (June 10)
Rise of the Dolphin

473-648 Three days before the Ides of June (June 11)
Matralia: Mater Matuta, goddes of growth
Story of Ino, aunt of Dionysus
Covering of King Servius' statue
Dedication of Temple of Concord by Livia

649 Day before the Ides of June (June 12)
Nothing remarkable!

650-710 Ides of June (June 13)
Lesser Quinquatrus (See March)
Drunken flute players in temple of Minerva
Minerva as inventor of the flute

711-714 Seventeen days before the Kalends of July (June 15)
Hyades still visible

715-716 Sixteen days before the Kalends of July (June 16)
Sailors prepare for West Wind

717-724 Fifteen days before the Kalends of July (June 17)
Orion appears. Then Dolphin.
Anniversary of defeats of Volscians and Aequi

715-728 Thirteen days before the Kalends of July (June 19)
Sun leaves Gemini and Crab grows red
Festival of Minerva begins

729-762 Twelve days before the Kalends of July (June 20)
Rise of Hippolytus constellation
Death of Hippolytus

763-768 Ten days before the Kalends of July (June 22)
Anniversary of Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene in 215 BC

769-770 Nine days before the Kalends of July (June 23)
Military anniversaries, again

771-784 Eight days before the Kalends of July (June 24)
Fors Fortuna, holiday on the Tiber River

785-790 Seven-six days before the Kalends of July (June 25-26)
Orion's belt appears

791-794 Five-four days before the Kalends of July (June 27-28)
Temple anniversaries, again

795-796 Three days before the Kalends of July (June 29)
Another temple anniversary

797-812 Nine days before the Kalends of July (June 30)
Praise of Marcia, a friend of Ovid's wife

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