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Date(s) - 13/11/2019
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This was a joint feast in honor of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The college of three epulones was created in 196 BCE to organize such banquets. All senators and likely the Plebeian magistrates due to the ongoing Ludi Plebeii, attended the epulum Iovis, which began with a sacrifice (perhaps a white heifer). At the banquet itself, images of the three deities presided, dressed for a feast: Jupiter, his face reddened with minium, was placed on a couch (lectulus), while Juno and Minerva had sellae. Tables with food were laid before them, and music was played. Therefore this was a gathering of all the senate in the visible presence of the supreme divine guardians occurred in the middle of the festivities of the Ludi Romani occurring throughout the city.

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