[German version] (‘moulders of sacrificial cakes’, bakers). They assisted the
fictores pontificum: CIL VI 1074; 10247) and the Vestals (
fictores virginum Vestalium: CIL VI 786; 2134; Varro, Ling. 7,44, Cic. Dom. 139), their office, according to Ennius (Ann. 115), dated back to Numa. The
fictores baked the sacrificial cakes (
liba) ─ a task which they may have taken over from the Vestal virgins ─ and sometimes they were also present at the sacrifices themselves. Cf.
strufertarii (Fest. 85 L.), who offered
fertum. Siebert, Anne Viola (Hannover) Bibliography M. I…