VM are recorded as early as the Republic; their identification with the magistri collegiorum mentioned in Asconius (p. 6 Clark) cannot be doubted (pace ). Their duties were the cult of the Lares Compitales (Lares  C) and organizing the Compitalia on 1 January. In the late Republic they were involved in the political activities of the collegia  and for a number of years were banned, until Clodius [I 4] permitte…
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