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In Roman religion, the animistic spirit of doorways (januae) and archways (jani). The worship of Janus traditionally dated back to Romulus and a period even before the actual founding of the city of Rome. There were many jani (i.e., ceremonial gateways) in Rome; these were usually freestanding structures that were used for symbolically auspicious entrances or exits.
Particular superstition was attached to the departure of a Roman army, for which there were lucky and unlucky ways to march through a janus. The most famous janus in Rome was the Janus Geminus, which was actually a shrine of Janus at the north side of the Forum. It was a simple rectangular bronze structure with double doors at each end. Traditionally, the doors of this shrine were left open in time of war and were kept closed when Rome was at peace. According to the Roman historian Livy, the gates were closed only twice in all the long period between Numa Pompilius (7th century BC) and Augustus (1st century BC).
Some scholars regard Janus as the god of all beginnings and believe that his association with doorways is derivative. He was invoked as the first of any gods in regular liturgies. The beginning of the day, month, and year, both calendrical and agricultural, were sacred to him. The month of January is named for him, and his festival took place on January 9, the Agonium. There were several important temples erected to Janus, and it is assumed that there was also an early cult on the Janiculum, which the ancients took to mean "the city of Janus."
Janus was represented by a double-faced head, and he was represented in art either with or without a beard. Occasionally he was depicted as four-faced--as the spirit of the four-way arch.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 as your Internet browser, there is an option
to connect to the Internet using an alternative server (IPS).
a note of the Dial-up Settings before installing the software for another
EMail server. The new server will probably override the existing settings.
should you want this option. I can think of 2 reasons.
At beginning of the Millennium 1000
weight from the Weaving Hut, on display in the Marlipins
After Sweyn died in February 1014, Ethelred returned until his death in 1016. Ethelred was succeeded by his son Edmund II Ironside. Sweyn's son King Canute "the Dane" reigned from 1017 to 1035.)
At about AD 965 the shoreline was different from the present. The River Adur was navigable as far upstream as Beeding or Bramber about three miles to the north of Old Shoreham. At the time of the Norman Conquest ships could reach St. Cuthmans (Steyning), a further mile north, which was a thriving port. The first bridge crossing at Bramber erected at the time of the construction of Bramber Castle (now in ruins) about AD 1086 sometimes prevented navigation further upstream. A timber quay was erected at Bramber about this time (between AD 1010 and 1170).
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For any company or organisation wanting nationwide green publicity, there is an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus" of the British Marine Life Study Society.
There remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other publications, including Torpedo.
Sponsorship is also available for the Adur Electronic News Bulletin and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).
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