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Flashcards in Stage 23 Culture Deck (11):
1

what is the term for the spirits of divinities which controlled all things -

numina

2

why did the early Romans give offering to these powers

to ensure the numinas used their powers for good, not bad

3

what were vota?

promises/offerings

4

what were some of the circumstances for which different levels of society might make prayers and sacrifices -

general was going off to war they would have a ceremony with prayers and sacrafices, citizens would do sacrafices hoping for success or safe travels or birth of baby

5

what do the two inscriptions indicate thanks for?

for capturing a boar
giving her hair back

6

what are some of the places a haruspex would look for signs -

how the victim fell

7

they were priests who studied the flight of birds -

augeres

8

what was the Pontifex MAximus

cheif priest

9

two ways of wroship that the emperors carried out in Rome and the provinces -

altars were erected
when emperor died, he became a god

10

what was the hororscopos -

the posititons of the stars at persons death

11

how were inquiries about the health of the emperor based on astrology viewed -

it was a serious offense to believe it