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Encyclopedia > Capitoline Games
Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus on Capitoline Hill, 6th-1st century BC.
Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus on Capitoline Hill, 6th-1st century BC.

In Ancient Rome, the Capitoline Games (Latin: Ludi Capitolini) were annual games, or combats instituted by Camillus, 387 BC, in honor of Jupiter Capitolinus, and in commemoration of the Capitol's not being taken by the Gauls that same year.[1] The games lasted sixteen days. Image File history File links Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus on Capitoline Hill, 6th through 1st century B.C Source of Image of Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus: http://www. ... Image File history File links Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus on Capitoline Hill, 6th through 1st century B.C Source of Image of Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus: http://www. ... Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Combate Naval de Iquique - oil on canvas painting by Thomas Somerscales, XIX century Combat, or fighting, is purposeful violent conflict between one or more persons or organizations, often intended to establish dominance over the opposition. ... Marcus Furius Camillus (circa 446- 365 BC) was a Roman soldier and statesman of patrician descent. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC - 380s BC - 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC Years: 392 BC 391 BC 390 BC 389 BC 388 BC - 387 BC - 386 BC 385 BC... Temple of Jupiter on Capitoline Hill, 6th–1st century BC See Temple of Jupiter for temples to him in other places. ... The Capitoline Hill (Capitolinus Mons), between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the most famous and smallest of the seven hills of Rome. ... Gallia (in English Gaul) is the Latin name for the region of western Europe occupied by present-day France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ...

According to Plutarch, a part of the ceremony involved the public criers putting up the Etruscans for sale by auction. They also took an old man, tying a golden bulla (amulet) around his neck, such as were worn by children, and submitting him to public derision. Festus said that they dressed him in a praetexta, and hung a bull around his neck, not in the manner of a child, but because this was an ornament of the kings of Etruria.[1] Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Πλούταρχος; 46 - 127), better known in English as Plutarch, was an Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. ... The town Crier in Yate, near Bristol, England A town crier is a person who is employed by a town council to make public announcements in the streets. ... The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria and the Po valley in the northern part of what is now Italy, prior to the formation of the Roman Republic. ... Bulla, an amulet and worn like a locket, was given to the children, at the time of birth, in Ancient Rome. ... Festus can be several things: Festus, Missouri is a town in the United States. ... The area covered by the Etruscan civilzation. ...

The original Capitoline games fell into disuse, but new ones were instituted by Domitian in 86, modelled after the Olympic Games in Greece. Every four years, in the early summer, contestants came from several nations to participate in various events. Rewards and crowns were bestowed on the poets, and placed on their heads by the Emperor himself. The feast was not for poets alone, but also for champions, orators, historians, comedians, magicians, etc. These games became so celebrated, that the manner of accounting time by lustres (periods of five years) was changed, and they began to count by Capitoline games, as the Ancient Greeks did by Olympiads.[1] Titus Flavius Domitianus (24 October 51 – 18 September 96), commonly known as Domitian, was a Roman Emperor of the gens Flavia. ... Events Roman Empire Domitian introduces the Capitoline Games. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Lustrum was a sacrifice for expiation and purification offered by one of the censors of Rome in name of the Roman people at the close of the taking of the census, and which took place after a period of five years, so that the name came to denote a period... Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek_speaking world in ancient times. ... An Olympiad is a period of four years, associated with the Olympic Games. ...


  1. ^ a b c This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.



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