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[1] Roman god

Roman deity

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A. Name

The etymology of the name (Q. from *co-uir-inus as with Quirites from *co-uirites, 'the totality of the citizens') makes its bearer the protector of the Roman citizenry. The age and importance of Q. are documented by the mention of his flamen ( F lamines ) in fourth position of the priestly hierarchy ( R ex sacrorum ) transmitted in Fest. 299 f. L. Neverthel…

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Doubordieu, Annie (Paris), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) and Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), “Quirinus”, 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 01 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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