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date: 29 November 2022

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  • Herbert Jennings Rose
  •  and John North

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Apex, a special kind of cap worn by Roman *flamines, *Salii, and some other priests. The word is said originally to have meant not the whole cap, but the spike or twig at the top of it, tied on with wool. The lower part of the head-dress was called the galerus and that of the flamen Dialis was the albogalerus, the white galerus, made of the skins of white victims sacrificed to *Jupiter.

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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