Saturday, January 28, 2012

Numa Pompilius and the Vestal Virgins

The Pines of Rome

My last history post, way back in November, was about Rome's second king, Numa Pomilius and his calendar reform. Now, for those of you stifling a yawn, I'll have you know that little post has become one of the top all-time most read posts, and number one by far in 2011. Who knew people were so interested in King Numa! As I mentioned in an earlier post, Numa was the most religious of Rome's seven kinds, so it's no surprise that he was responsible for the institution of the cult of Vesta and the order of the Vestal Virgins.

By Tiffany Parks