nonas decembres

Rites in honour of Faunus: essentially a rural ritual involving an offering of wine and a kid on a turf altar to mark the end of the year's toil and ensure the continued protection of the sheep.

302 A.D. -- martyrdom of Gratus and companions

... on a related note, I am told that the Executed Today blog will be featuring some 'Classical' executions over the next couple of days ... I don't think I have these ones ...