The Fasti

Publius (Ovid) OVIDIUS NASO (c. 43 BC - 18 AD), translated by John Benson ROSE ( - )

The Fasti is a Latin poem in six books, written by Ovid and believed to have been published in 8 AD. The Fasti is organized according to the Roman calendar and explains the origins of Roman holidays and associated customs, often through the mouths of deities and with multiple aetiologies. The poem was left unfinished when the poet was exiled to Tomis, so only the first six months of the year appear in the poem. (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Classics (Antiquity), Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Book 1, 1-318: Introduction, Feast of Janus, Temples of Jove and Asculapius dedicated Arnie Horton
00:21:27
Play 02 02 - Book 1, 319-486: Cancer sets, Lyra rises, Jani Agonalia, Dolphin arises, Mid-Winter crossandra
00:11:34
Play 03 03 - Book 1, 487-775: Festival of Carmentis and Juturna, Ides of January, Rites of Porrima and Postverta, Temple of Concordia, Sol in Aquarius, Sementivan Feasts, Castor and Pollux, Altar of Peace MorganScorpion
00:16:56
Play 04 04 - Book 2, 1-275: Introduction, Februarius, Temple of Sospita Consecrated, Lucaria, Dolphin sets, Ides, Arctophylax rises, Feast of Faunus, Corvus Crater and Hydra rise MorganScorpion
00:17:21
Play 05 05 - Book 2, 276-683: Lupercalia, Sol in Piscibus, Quirinalia, Feast of Fools and Fornicalia, Feralia, Feast of Dea Muta, Charistia MorganScorpion
00:24:14
Play 06 06 - Book 2, 684-919: Terminalia, Regifugium, Equiria in Campus Martius Arnie Horton
00:15:18
Play 07 07 - Book 3, 1-428: Introduction, Matronalia, Feast of Ancilia MorganScorpion
00:23:53
Play 08 08 - Book 3, 429-565: Piscis Notius sets, Feast of Vesta, Templum Vejovis, Pegasus rises, Ariadne's crown rises, Equiria by the Tiber MorganScorpion
00:08:27
Play 09 09 - Book 3, 566-945: Feast of Anna Perenna, The murder of Julius Caesar, Liberalia, Milvus rises, Minervae Captae Festum, Sol in Aries, Equinox, Feast of Luna MorganScorpion
00:21:40
Play 10 10 - Book 4, 1-436: Introduction, Venus celebrated, Fortuna Virilis celebrated, Pleiades set, Megalesia, Fortuna publica, Orion sets MorganScorpion
00:25:38
Play 11 11 - Book 4, 437-827: Cereal Games, Fordicidia, Circensian Games, Sol in Taurus MorganScorpion
00:22:53
Play 12 12 - Book 4, 828-1111: Palilia, Rome founded, Vinalia of Venus and Jove, Rubigalia, Feast of Vesta, Phoebus and Augustus MorganScorpion
00:16:23
Play 13 13 - Book 5, 1-202: Introduction, Capella rises, Rites of Bona Dea, Hyades rise Leni
00:12:10
Play 14 14 - Book 5, 203-557: Floralia, Centaur rises, Lemuria Leni
00:20:08
Play 15 15 - Book 5, 558-843: Orion sets, Feast of Mars Bisultor, Taurus rises, Feast of Mercury, Sol in Gemini, Agonalia, Tubilustria, Hyades rise Rory Haye
00:14:46
Play 16 16 - Book 6, 1-295: Introduction, Feast of Carna, Temple to Juno Moneta, Temple to Bellona, Temple to Mens MorganScorpion
00:18:37
Play 17 17 - Book 6, 296-567: Vestalia, Altar to Juppiter Pistor,Palladium snatched from the fire, Delphin arises MorganScorpion
00:15:36
Play 18 18 - Book 6, 568-980: Matralia, Temple of Fortune Dedicated, Temple of Concord dedicated, Quinquatria Minoria, Orion rises, Feast of Fors Fortuna, Feast of Hercules and the Muses MorganScorpion
00:25:17