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The kinky Roman roots of Valentine’s Day

I wasn’t intending to have a Valentine’s Day post, but I just stumbled across the following on the NPR website and thought that you might enjoy it. …From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the […]

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