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Natalis Solis Invicti

English translation: (festival of) the birth of the invincible sun

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Latin term or phrase:Natalis Solis Invicti
English translation:(festival of) the birth of the invincible sun
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02:14 Jan 10, 2002
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Latin term or phrase: Natalis Solis Invicti
It has to do with something during the time of the roman empire. This is an outside research question I need to find out for my World Civ1 class in Highschool
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(festival of) the birth of the invincible sun
Explanation:
ROman celebratiýn of the winter solstice. In the year AD 274, when the winter solstice fell on December 25, the pagan Roman emperor Aurelian proclaimed December 25 as Natalis Solis Invicti, the festival of the birth of the invincible sun.
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(festival of) the birth of the invincible sun


Explanation:
ROman celebratiýn of the winter solstice. In the year AD 274, when the winter solstice fell on December 25, the pagan Roman emperor Aurelian proclaimed December 25 as Natalis Solis Invicti, the festival of the birth of the invincible sun.


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