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The calendar of diēs fasti, dies comitiālēs, and dies nefastī, which indicated when a specific legal process organized by the urban praetor and when assemblies might or might not take place; it received definitive publication in 304 bc. Vulgarly, dies nefasti came to be thought of as ill‐omened days.

The word fasti also covers other listings: fasti consulārēs (of consuls, who gave their names to the year), fasti triumphālēs (of triumphs), and fasti sacerdōtālēs (of priests). Of fasti consulares we have the exemplar from Antium (84–55 bc) and the so‐called fasti Capitolīnī, which were inscribed on an arch in the forum Romanum 18/17 bc. Fasti triumphales were also inscribed on the same arch, from Romulus down to the last ‘republican’ triumph, that of Cornelius Balbus 2 in 19 bc. The fasti consulares and triumphales from c.300 bc appear consistently accurate, presumably using full regular records.

See annales maximi.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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