Marion Pearce, current editor of Pentacle and former editor of Pagan Dawn, the magazine of the Pagan Federation, explores the origins of our calendar which dates back to the days of ancient Rome. The festivals and various celebrations are described, from the wild excesses of the Lupercalia to the gentler pastoral Floralia and Ambarvalia - the Roman zest for life shines through their year. The whole of the Roman world can be found in the chronology of time. How they related to their gods and goddesses, their mythology, their sports, harvests, work and play. Now is the time to decode this enigma and see how the Romans really lived, so turn back the clock, step back in time - it is all in the calendar.