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(flā`mĕn), in Roman religion, one of 15 priests, each concerned with the cult of a particular deity. The most honored were those dedicated to Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus.



in ancient Rome, a priest devoted to the service of a particular deity of the Roman pantheon. The flamines comprised three elder priests (majores), elected from among the patricians and serving Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus, and 12 younger priests (minores), elected from among the plebeians and serving 12 gods, including Vulcan, Pomona, and Flora. They held their posts for life and enjoyed special rights and privileges. During the imperial epoch, the number of flamines increased, and priests were assigned to the cult of deified emperors.

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For other Tripolitanian examples of "Pudens," see IRT 117-125 (Flavius Pudens, flamen at Sabratha: see n.
Shakespeare's flamens were 'seld-showne', which most editors gloss as 'seldom seen', but no doubt the fact that Jonson's Flamen appeared in a show prompted Shakespeare's choice of adjective.
also the quarrel between the two consuls of 131, one of whom was pontifex maximus, the other flamen Martalis, over which of them should command the war against Aristonicus in Asia Minor; a vote of the assembly, not sortition, settled the matter (Cic.
Afer fue nombrado flamen de Augusto y honrado con un epigrafe por decreto de los decuriones, lo que nos indica que en estos momentos la ciudad contaba con un senado local que evidentemente tambien fue el encargado de ofrecerle el patrocinio civico sobre la comunidad (62).
52) Many letters feature discussions of words, especially archaic Latin, in which Fronto and his student were both passionately interested, as for example, Marcus's discussion of the Hernican word for the head covering worn by a flamen at Anagnia (Ad M.
The seventh and eighth lines of the Kyrie 5 trope read Consolator pie flamen quoque alme vivifice / Patris natique qui es summus amor deus luciflue.
hic ius pontificale quibusdam videtur subtiliter tangere: domus enim, in qua pontifex habitat, regia dicitur, quod in ea rex sacrificulus habitare consuesset, sicut flaminia domus, in qua flamen habitat, dicebatur: quod hic ostendit ex persona Evandri, quem facit orantem ut Aeneas suam ingrederetur domum, non utique profanam, sed sacratam, scilicet quae fuerit hospitium Herculis, illis versibus `haec, inquit, limina victor Alcides subiit, haec illum regia cepit'.
Tritium certainly had citizens well-connected enough to produce a flamen of the provincial imperial cult, T.
The wife of Flamen Dialis, the flaminica, in one of her ritual aspects, was regarded as a perpetual bride, nova nupta (cf.
0 were used by Professor Patrick Flamen of the Institut Jules Bordet in Brussels in capturing the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2013 Image of the Year.