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"The young man studies in Rome."

Translation:Iuvenis Romae studet.

September 15, 2019

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A Roman citizen eligible male child's transition from boyhood, Puer, to Iuvenis status upon reaching his majority at age ~14-17 years, and after a prominently mentored civil or military service preparatory training year, was commemorated in a day long coming-of-age ceremony. On a birthday close to the 17 March Liberalia festival / feast of Liber, god of viticulture and wine, fertility and freedom, celebrates young boy maturation - Liber Pater, "the free Father", and his consort Libera.

The Iuvenis, upon dressing for the day, hangs up, instead of wearing, the bolla, the childs protective talisman, and discards the crimson bordered toga praetexta to don the pure white toga virilis. The entire household, friends and relatives, in grand procession, escort the nascent Iuvenis to the Forum for enrollment as an official Roman citizen.

'ūna iuvenis fēmina' • Strella's 1299 indiscretions suspect inquest ; • a witness in response to a question about her age and appearance termed Strella:, • [ 'ūna iuvenis fēmina' ], and very beautiful. • Premodern Teenager, 1150-1650, Victoria University • • bulla (historical) a bulla: a protective (usually golden) amulet worn by upper-class Roman children • toga virilis - ~14-17 yrIuvenis age ~14-17

Iuvenis from Proto-Italic juwenis • from Proto-Indo-European h₂yuh₁n̥téh₂ ‧ From h₂yuh₁en youth +‎ -teh₂ state of being. ‧ From h₂óyu (“long time, lifetime”) ‧ From the root h₂ey- vital force, life, age, eternity.

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