Friday, September 11, 2015

Quote of the Day for 2015-09-11

"They named it Ovation from the Latin Ovis, [a sheep]."

Plutarch (46-120) Parallel Lives, "Marcellus," section 22

Festa di Pales, o L'Estate by Joseph-Benoît Suvée (1783). After an Ovation the subject would sacrifice a sheep, as opposed to a triumph where the animal was an ox.

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