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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Roman antiquity, a double festival, celebrated on April 22d and on August 19th, at which an offering of wine from the vintage of the preceding autumn was made to Jupiter.

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  • That is to say, openly to attack you, whose party they have already abandoned.] [Footnote 55: There were two wine feasts, Vinalia, at Rome: the vinalia urbano, celebrated on the twenty-third of April; and the vinalia rustica, on the nineteenth of October.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • This was the urbana vinalia; on which occasion the wine casks which had been filled in the autumn were tasted for the first time.] [Footnote 56: There is much dispute as to who is meant here.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

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