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Confarreatio
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[German version]

According to Gai. Inst. 1,112, the term confarreatio is based on the fact that during this religious act a farreus panis (a bread made of emmer but not spelt) was sacrificed by the bridal couple to Iuppiter farreus ( far ). Apart from the  coemptio and a one-year valid duration of the marriage (usus), the confarreatio was the third option of establishing the  manus (male power) over the wife. This effect was probably an ancillary result of the confarreatio while the highly festive conclusion of the marriage probably took centre stage in the ceremony. It to…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Confarreatio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e303950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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