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Quindecimviri sacris faciundis
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The collegium of the 'fifteen men for the performance of sacred rites', one of the three (Varro in Aug. Civ. 6,3; Cic. Har. resp. 18; Nat. D. 3,5; Leg. 2,20) or four (Cass. Dio 53,1,5) great Roman priesthoods, along with the pontifices , the augures and the septemviri epulonum , the last of which counted among them from the Augustan period, was said by tradition to have been founded by Tarquinius Superbus as the duoviri sacris faciundis (i.e. consisting of two members Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4,62; Serv. Aen. 6,73). Its membership was raised to 10 decemviri (five patricians and …

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Linderski, Jerzy (Chapel Hill, NC), “Quindecimviri sacris faciundis”, 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 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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