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detestatio sacrorum

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199545568
Published online December 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191735257
detestatio sacrorum

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renunciation of family rites. A Roman head of household (sui iuris) performed religious rites (sacra). These rites were peculiar to each family group. If such a person agreed to be transferred by comitial ...

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Subjects: Classical Studies

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