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Inauguratio
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[German version]

In the actual sense ‘the beginning’, cf. also inaugurare: ‘employ auguries’, ‘question divinatory birds’; ‘consecrate’.

In Roman religious law, inauguratio is the priestly inauguration into office that has been applied from historically tangible time only for the  flamines maiores (Dialis: Gai. Inst. 1,130; 3,114; Liv. 27,8,4; 41,28,7; Martialis: Liv. 29,38,6; 45,15,10; Macrob. Sat. 3,13,11), the  rex sacrorum (Labeo at Gell. NA 15,27,1; Liv. 40,42,8) and the  augures (Liv. 27,36,5; 30,26,10; 33,44,3; Cic. Brut. 1; Suet. Calig. 12,1), but not fo…

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Siebert, Anne Viola (Hannover), “Inauguratio”, 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 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e523870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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