Feriae Augusti

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Today is Ferragosto in Italy. A national religious holiday. The name ‘Ferragosto’ comes from the latin feriae Augusti, in honour of Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor. The month of August is also named after him. Richard Overy, author of “A History of War in 100 Battles”, claims that ferragosto was introduced by Augustus after his victory over Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium on the…

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