Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A festival celebrated in ancient Rome in honor of Flora or Chloris. It lasted from April 28th to May 2d. and was an occasion of merriment and excessive drinking, also of comic theatrical representations under the direction of the edile. The Floralia were of comparatively late introduction in Rome, and had their origin in the simpler and more innocent rejoicings of the country people at the flowering season of vegetation. Also called
Florales ludi, or Floral games.
“_Walpurgisnacht_, is a very ancient sacred festival, associated with erotic ceremonial, and regarded by Grimm as having a common origin with the Roman _floralia_ and the Greek _dionysia_.”
“Poggio, early in the sixteenth century, found it the custom for men and women to bathe together at Baden, and said that he seemed to be assisting at the _floralia_ of ancient Rome, or in Plato's Republic.”
“Folia radicalia in specimine unico viso defuere; ramos subtendentia abbreviata, vagina aperta ipsum folium superante; floralia subspathiformia sed foliacea nec membranacea.”
“Rip off" seems unfair, given that the imitation is better than the original: better, simpler use of color, way less busy the tacked-on-looking floralia in the original, ugh, and the simple trust that design and image can convey meaning without the cloying sentiment of the original's text.”
“Folia alterna i in quibufdam floralia bina ex eodem punfto nafcentia.”
Looking for tweets for floralia.