6. Study Questions Copy

Roman religion is essentially transactional in nature, so the killing of the animal and its division between man and god is an offering, and which accompanied by prayer and ritual, is expected to gain reciprocal benefits from the god. 

A kind of salted flour made by the Vestals and used in the sacrificial ritual. 

The emperor would occupy a priestly office, perhaps the pontifex maximus, or one of the other priestly offices. He might officiate at major state ceremonies. 

lituus (curved wand used in ritual); a simpulum ( a ladle used to pour libations); an aspergillum ( for pouring holy water). 

It was where the animal sacrifice was performed. 


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