Friday, December 05, 2014

Redeeming Holy Days: Resources on Christmas Presents and Strenae

Christmas-Gifts/Strenae

A working bibliography of resources relevant to the issue of whether or not Christmas gift giving is borrowed from the Roman old pagan practice of giving Strenae [New Years gift] at Roman New Year.

“A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890), STRENAE.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0063:entry=strenae-cn.


“ANF03. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian - Christian Classics Ethereal Library.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf03.iv.iv.x.html.


“A Testimony Against Several Prophane and Superstitious Customs, Now Practised by Some in New-England.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.covenanter.org/IMather/increasemathertestimony.htm.


“CHURCH FATHERS: On Idolatry (Tertullian).” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0302.htm.


“C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula, Chapter 42.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Suet.%20Cal.%2042&lang=original.


“C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus, Chapter 57.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Suet.%20Aug.%2057&lang=original.


“C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Tiberius, Chapter 34.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Suet.%20Tib.%2034&lang=original.


“Gifts at Christmas, ‘Strenae’ on 1st January.” Roger Pearse. Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2009/03/21/gifts-at-christmas-strenae-on-1st-january/.


Graevius, Johannes Georgius. “Thesaurus Antiquitatum Romanarum : in quo continentur lectissimi quique scriptores, qui superiori aut nostro seculo Romanae reipublicae rationem, disciplinam, leges, instituta, sacra, artesque togatas ac sagatas explicarunt & illustrarunt, / congestus a Joanne Georgio Graeuio. ; Accesserunt variae & accuratae tabulae aeneae.” Academic Library. Bayerische StaatsBibliothek digital, 1699 1694. http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/en/fs1/object/display/bsb11054927_00005.html.


“Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898), Strenae.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0062:entry=strenae-harpers.


“Latin Word Study Tool.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=strena&la=la&can=strena0&prior=cum&d=Perseus:text:1999.02.0047:act=3:scene=2&i=1#lexicon.


Marquardt, Joachim. Römische Staatsverwaltung. New York: Arno Press, 1975.


“Martial, Epigrammata, Book 8, XXXIII.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Mart.%208.33&lang=original.


“Martial, Epigrammata, Book 13, XXVII Petalium Caryotarum.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Mart.%2013.27&lang=original.


“Martin of Braga.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 3, 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Martin_of_Braga&oldid=560945400.


“Martin of Braga.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://freespace.virgin.net/angus.graham/Braga.htm.

“NPNF2-14. The Seven Ecumenical Councils - Council of Trullo.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf214.xiv.iii.lxiii.html.

“Ovid Fasti Book I.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/OvidFastiBkOne.htm#anchor_Toc69367256.

“Ovid: Fasti I.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/ovid/ovid.fasti1.shtml.


“P. Ovidius Naso, Fasti, Book 1.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Ov.%20Fast.%201.185&lang=original.


“Seneca Epistles Book 2.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.stoics.com/seneca_epistles_book_2.html#%E2%80%98LXXXVII1.


“Still Asking for Those Strenae at New Year?” Roger Pearse. Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2010/01/01/still-asking-for-those-strenae-at-new-year/.


“The Fathers Of The Church A New Translation Vol...” Accessed December 4, 2014. https://archive.org/stream/fathersofthechur009512mbp#page/n77/mode/2up.


“T. Maccius Plautus, Stichus, Act 3, Scene 2.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Pl.+St.+3.2&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0047.


“T. Maccius Plautus, Stichus, or The Parasite Rebuffed, Act 3, Scene 2.” Accessed December 4, 2014. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Pl.+St.+3.2&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0109.

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