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Originally members of an association (Associations) in the broadest sense: the suodales of Poplios Valesios, which appear in an inscription from Satricum (c. 500 BC; CIL I2 4,2832a), could be companions, politically or religiously like-minded people [7; 8]. The majority of the evidence, however, relates to Rome in the Republican and Imperial Periods. In the Roman tradition the institution of s. is ascribed to Romulus [1] (Sempronius Tuditanus fr. 3 Beck-Walter) or Numa (for Salii and Fetiales : Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 2,70-72). The following s. can be seen as religio…

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Sehlmeyer, Markus (Jena), “Sodales”, 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 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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