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date: 02 December 2022

victimariuslocked

victimariuslocked

  • Herbert Jennings Rose
  •  and John North

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Sacrificial slaughterer; see sacrifice, roman. The magistrate in charge of a sacrifice did not perform the act of killing himself; he performed symbolic acts and pronounced the prayers, but a victimarius took over the killing and butchering from him. In imperial times, we know that they formed a college of their own.

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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