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Bona Dea

Bona Dea, a title that means 'good goddess', honored Roman goddesses of fruitfulness on May 1. The Bona Dea festival was for women-only. Publius Clodius Pulcher (brother of Catullus' "Lesbia") attended the Bona Dea festival in disguise. As a result Clodius became the enemy of Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Bona Dea - Festivals for the Good Goddess
Bona dea means god goddess and refers to Roman festivals in her honor celebrated only by women.

The Month of May in Ancient Rome
On May 1 the Bona Dea festival was one of the celebrations in Rome.

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