- From Latin Sāturnālia, interpreted as the Latin equivalent of Portuguese carnaval ("Carnival (the period before Lent)"); so called because the genus was discovered in Brazil during Carnival. (Wiktionary)
“The album, titled "Saturnalia," is some heavy-ass neo-gothic gospel.”
“Grant Callin (wrote two books in the 80s, Saturnalia is my all time favorite)”
“In ancient Rome the celebration was called Saturnalia, and from the Pagan Romans we get the decorating of trees with lights and ornaments.”
“Lilwatchergirl: I liked the idea of Saturnalia too, as to start it, all the senators would stand on the steps of the forum and take off the red sash, showing that for the time of the festival, all were equal, there was no rank or position due to wealth or power.”
“Yes, I liked the idea of Saturnalia that greater service done, the bigger the gift; so a person who carries my coffee to the table gets the biggest gift while my banker gets the smallest!”
“In ancient Rome, this festival was called the Saturnalia and ran from Dec. 17 to Dec. 24.”
“The distinctive feature of the Saturnalia was the inversion of ordinary relationships; the world was turned upside down, and the licence that prevailed, by dint of long usage and inviolable sentiment, imparted to the merry-making a rough and even immoral character.”
“Like the pale reflection of power thus accorded to bondsmen at the Saturnalia was the mock kingship for which freemen cast lots at the same season.”
“We live in the midst of what might be called the Saturnalia of the world's history; and in the midst of the swift and easy labor, the inebriety of our continual festivities, we feel no more the tragic in life.”
“The attempt to connect the so-called Saturnalia of the army of the Danube in the third century A.D. with the early practice of Roman”
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