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January 11

The Carmentalia. A festival for Carmenta held also on the 15th of January. This festival uniquely skips not one day but three between the first and second day of the festival. Carmenta was a seer and the mother of Evander, who founded the town of Pallantium or a goddess of prophecy.

Juturnalia. Festival for Juturna, the personification of springs and sister of Turnus in Vergil. Temple for Juturna dedicated by Augustus in 2 B.C.

In 29 B.C. Augustus closed the doors to the temple of Janus in the Roman Forum to symbolize peace.
Theodosius I born in A.D. 347. in Spain. See Why was Theodosius called the Great FAQ

Source:
"Hints for Teachers," by John F. Gummere. The Classical Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4. (Jan., 1937), pp. 242-248.

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