added by archaeologs
Minervalia, Roman festivals celebrated in January and March, in honour of Minerva, sometimes called Quinquatria. During this period scholars obtained relaxation from their studies, and generally gave presents to their tutors, which were called minervales, in honour of Minerva, the patroness of literature.
CLASSICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, LAWS, INSTITUTIONS, ARTS, ETC. CELEBRATED NATIONS OF ANTIQUITY, THE MIDDLE AGES. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A SYNOPTICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF ANCIENT HISTORY. BY P. AUSTIN NUTTALL, LL.D.