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Lapis
(355 words)

(stone) denotes various stones used for ritual purposes in Roman cult worship.

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[1] Silex kept in the sanctuary of Iuppiter on the Capitol

A silex which was kept in the sanctuary of Iuppiter Feretrius on the Capitol (Fest. 81,18 L.) was of particular significance in some ancient oath ceremonies, which ran according to the principle, common in the swearing of oaths, of analogy in action [1]: a) The Fetiales concluded internati…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Lapis”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e631250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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