Date(s) - 01/05/2021
The Lares were guardian spirits of a place. For the Roman State the Lares had the title Lares Praestites. The Lares Praestites is honoured on this day. These Guardian Lares had an altar (attributed to King Titus Tatius) at one of the original corners of the pomerium at the north-west bend of the Palatine. Another monument was their temple at the top of the Via Sacra. According to Plutarch the Lares were clothed in dog-skins, on a denarius of 112/111 BCE they are depicted as two young men, seated and with spears and they are naked to the waist and have garments draped over their legs; a dog sits between them.