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a.1.Of or pertaining to the Lupercalia.
n.1.A grotto on the Palatine Hill sacred to Lupercus, the Lycean Pan.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He highlights his own emotional connection with Caesar: "He was my friend, faithful and just to me." He reminds the plebs of how Caesar has benefited them: "He hath brought many captives home to Rome, / Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill," and "when that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept." He also refutes claims on Caesar's ambition with what the audience had seen with their own eyes: "You all did see that on the Lupercal / I thrice presented him a kingly crown, / Which he did thrice refuse" (3.2.84, 87-88, 90, 94-96).
Other works soon followed, including the highly praised Lupercal (1960) and Selected Poems (1962).
Later winners included Edmund Blunden for The Shepherd (1922), Sean O'Casey for Juno and the Paycock (1925), Virginia Sackville-West for The Land (1926), Siegfried Sassoon for Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928), Lord David Cecil for The Stricken Deer (1929), James Hilton for Lost Horizon (1934), Evelyn Waugh for Edmund Campion (1936), David Jones for In Parenthesis (1938), Graham Greene for The Power and the Glory (1941), and Ted Hughes for Lupercal (1961).
Bush and Tony Blair, while the opening scene at the feast of Lupercal is festive only in the rowdy sense of that word in modern-day Britain: Indeed, swinging baseball bats as they burst out of their too-tight-jeans, the collective extras-as-electorate aren't nearly as frightening as your average Friday night crowd in Leicester Square.
Remus was captured during the Feast of Lupercal and delivered to his grandfather, the deposed king, for judgment.
They held the sacred Ruminalis fig tree in respect and the nearby Lupercal cave was pointed out as the she-wolf's lair.
Hughes's attraction to the Minotaur myth and its taurine associations can be traced back and linked to an early poem in Lupercal where, in 'The Bull Moses', the image of a huge bull confined in a dark habitat becomes a symbol for the depth and mystery of mental space.
The play opens on the feast of Lupercal, an ancient Roman holiday celebrating Rome's founder, Romulus.