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August 24


A.D. 79 1 p.m. Mount Vesuvius erupted.
Lunae in Graecostasi - "The Graecostasis was a tribunal or platform between the Comitium and the Forum." Sacrifices were made there to Luna.
Mundus patet - Mundus a ritual pit with a cover that was removed three times a year: Aug 24, Oct 5, and November 8. Lid was regarded as the gate of hell (ostium Orci). Spirits (manes) could emerge to roam the city.
A.D. 410 Alaric sack of Rome continued.
Volcanalia continued.
Egypt - Approximate date of Nativity of Osiris.

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