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Anna Perenna

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  1. an old Roman deity of the circle or "ring" of the year, as the name (per annum) clearly indicates

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  2. Her festival fell on the Ides of March (March 15), which would have marked the first full moon in the year in the old lunar Roman calendar when March was reckoned as the first month of the year, and was held at the grove of the goddess at the first m

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  3. much frequented by the city plebs

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  4. Macrobius' (Saturnalia 1.12.6) related that offerings were made to her ut annare perannareque commode liceat, i.e. "that the circle of the year may be completed happily." and that people sacrificed to her both publicly and privately. Johannes Lydus (

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  5. Ovid then tells that Anna Perenna was the same Anna who appears in Virgil's Aeneid as Dido's sister and that after Dido's death, Carthage was attacked by the Numidians and Anna was forced to flee

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