ante diem ix kalendas apriles

Festival of Mars (day 24)

Quando Rex Comitavit Fas -- a somewhat obscure entry in the Roman calendar which seems to hearken back to the days of the monarchy. A plausible explanation connects this with the fact that this was one of the days when the ancient Comitia Calata would 'witness' wills, and so other legal matters could not take place until the king had dismissed the comitia.

Happy blogday to Jim Davilia's Paleojudaica ...