The Lupercalia in the Fifth Century

  title={The Lupercalia in the Fifth Century},
  author={William Mercer Green},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={60 - 69}
  • W. M. Green
  • Published 1 January 1931
  • History
  • Classical Philology
T nHE remark is often made that the Lupercalia was among the most long-lived of pagan institutions, lasting till near the close of the fifth century, long after the old pagan worship was legally suppressed. While this is true, the references to the Lupercalia of this period found in well-known works are often distinctly uncritical. For example, Pope Hilary is said in A.D. 467 to have demanded the abolition of the festival from the Emperor Anthemius,l whereas the sources state only that the Pope… 
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