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Festival in the city of Rome on 5 July (Fast. Antiates maiores, Fast. Amiterni, Fast. Maffeiani; cf. InscrIt 13,2,476 f.), whose original significance ceased to be clear already to Varro: "The day seems to have been called P. because on it the people (populus) fled (fugerit) into sudden uproar" (Varro Ling. 6,18; Regifugium). Calpurnius Piso (fr. 34 Forsythe) saw its origin in the flight before the Etruscans and a subsequent Roman victory, which was celebrated by a vitulatio . The festival may have represented the reflex of a lustratio of the army, which originally …

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Sehlmeyer, Markus (Jena), “Poplifugia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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