|'Lo Saturnalia' - Christmas Time celebrations Roman style|
It's that time of year yet again when hopefully we can look forward to taking time off and relaxing with the people who make life worth living, whilst having a bit of fun, over-eating and drinking and generally wishing peace and goodwill to our fellows.
With JJ's Wargames very much into a Roman theme at present I thought I would extend my seasonal best wishes to all my readers in a typically Roman style with the traditional celebrations for Saturnalia or to the god of agriculture, Saturn, when our Roman forebears would have taken a week off between the 17th and 23rd of December to let their hair down and have a good time and celebrate the end of seed planting in the autumn and looking forward to a healthy crop in the new year.
My favourite quote for this seasonal partying comes from the 2nd century Greek poet Lucien who declared that;
"Serious is barred and no business allowed at Saturnalia but singing naked is encouraged"
Thus I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peacefully Prosperous New Year or indeed Lo Saturnalia.