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Horace's phrase aut fanaticus error et iracunda Diana (a fit of madness and Diana's wrath) in the Ars poetica, [249] for example, associated madness with the moon and moon-goddess Diana and in the Eumenides Varro "deals in large part .
According to Jenkins, the word "fan," an abbreviation of the Latin fanaticus was first used at the turn of the century to refer to male sports enthusiasts and female theatre goers.