Religious Orders of Ancient Rome

Religious Orders of Ancient Rome

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As with many cultures, religion and religious orders of ancient Rome were strongly associated with rule. The religious orders of Ancient Rome soon subdivided themselves into a number of separate offices such as the Flamines, Augurs and Decemviri. Following the publishing of the Twelve Tablets of law the power of the priesthood was increasingly focused on purely religious affairs, and less over over justice and law. Throughout the entire duration of the Roman Empire persons like Julius Caesar wanting to hold the highest offices of government would also want to hold a high ranking religious position. The emperors regularly held that of Pontifex Maximus which nowadays is held by the Roman Catholic Pope in Rome.

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