secular games


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Noun1.secular games - the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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McGonigal would say that Christians merely have to develop a game that would be more enticing than the available secular games.
His topics include constituent concepts such as personnel and iconography, conceptualizations such as deification and dissolution, the secular games of 17 BC as a test case, and concepts relating to society such as the elite and women.
By this time Horace was virtually in the position of poet laureate, and in 17 he composed the Secular Hymn (Carmen saeculare) for ancient ceremonies called the Secular Games.