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The Saturnalia

Ancient History Hound

Release Date: 12/15/2019

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In this podcast I run the rule over the Roman Saturnalia a festival which started around the 17th December. What did it involve exactly, how did these elements appear and why?

Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)