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1 Sacrifices and prayers on the Palatine to Apollo and Diana formed the culmination of the Secular Games, held in 17 BCE to celebrate the dawn of a new era.
2 Later that year at the Secular Games, at the performance of the Troy Pageant, Messalina attended the event with her son Britannicus.
3 Claudius organised a performance of the Secular Games, marking the 800th anniversary of the founding of Rome.
4 He was also commissioned to write odes commemorating the victories of Drusus and Tiberius and one to be sung in a temple of Apollo for the Secular Games, a long-abandoned festival that Augustus revived in accordance with his policy of recreating ancient customs (Carmen Saeculare).
5 Under the calendar of ancient Rome, the festival of Ludi Fabarici took place on May 29 – June 1, Kalendae Fabariae took place on June 1, the Festival to Bellona took place on June 3, Ludi Piscatorii took place on June 7, and Vestalia took place from June 7 – June 15. A Rosalia was held on June 20. The Secular Games were held roughly every 100 years in either May or June.
6 In the Secular Games of 48, Nero won greater applause from the crowd than did Messalina's own son Britannicus, something which scholars have speculated led Messalina to plot against Nero and his mother once and for all.
7 Marcellus had a long, distinguished political career in which he had various responsible tasks to do. He was present at the Secular Games in Rome in 204.
8 Before retirement, Maximian would receive one final moment of glory by officiating at the Secular Games in 304.
9 for example, at the Secular Games of 17 BC, the Carmen Saeculare was sung by a choir of girls and boys.
10 Another irregular festival of note is the Secular Games.
11 At one point two cycles of the Secular Games were being held simultaneously, leading there to be people who would in fact witness it twice in their life.
12 Another important religious event was the Secular Games (Latin: ludi saeculares).