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date: 05 December 2020


  • J. Linderski


We have to distinguish between (a) magistri, the presidents of various associations (see clubs), religious, funerary, and professional (collegia) or territorial (vici, pagi), and (b) the boards of magistri (collegia magistrorum) who acted as supervisors of shrines (curatores fanorum), such as the magistri attested in *Capua, *Delos, and *Minturnae (mod. Minturno) in the last century of the republic. The cult of Lares compitales was in the late republic and under Augustus supervised by the magistri of vici. Also the state priesthoods of *quindecimviri, *fratres arvales, *Salii, Luperci (see Lupercalia) (and *haruspices) possessed as administrative officers the (normally) annually elected magistri. They also performed sacrifices, often assisted by *flamines.

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