lectisternium


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lectisternium

(ˌlɛktɪˈstɜːnɪəm)
n, pl lectisterniums or lectisternia
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a religious rite in which the images of the gods were placed upon couches around a table, upon which was set a feast
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Claudia Beltrao da Rosa aplica una mirada historica en torno del lectisternium, banquete ritual mencionado por Tito Livio en el cual los dioses, a traves de sus estatuas, eran exhibidos a todos los mortales como comensales de un banquete que se replicaba paralelamente en las casas particulares.
Myths created the divine diet of nectar and ambrosia enjoyed at elaborate anthropomorphic sympotic or nuptial scenes, and festivals such as the theoxenia or lectisternium provided the concrete means of transferring earthly food to heavenly beings (105-09).