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Unformatted text preview: -Capitoline Triad (Jupiter, Juno, Minerva)-Venus-Vesta/Hestia-importation (Shelton 408) The Religious Officers-pax deorum : peace with the gods-pontifices (pontifex maximus) : bridge builders (Shelton 426)-Vestal Virgins (Shelton 427, 428)-augurs: practiced augury , a form of divination in determining the will of the gods through the flight and eating habits of birds (Shelton 416, 417)-haruspices : determining the will of the gods by looking at the internal organs of sacrificial animals (Shelton 418)-oracles (Shelton 419) Ritual Basics-Do ut des (I give so that you may give)-sacrifices (blood and bloodless: e.g., libation, a sacrifice of liquids)-prayer v. vows (Shelton 415, 414) Festivals-dies fasti : lucky days, can do mortal business during them-dies nefasti : unlucky days, devoted to the gods, no mortal activities-Lupercalia (February 15) (Shelton 423)-Saturnalia (December 17) (Shelton 424, 425)...
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