These were greater advantages than the exclusive patrician possession of the offices of interrex, rex sacrorum and the higher flamens.
The most highly coveted office at this time was not that of BaotXEbs, which, like that of the rex sacrorum in Rome, had been stripped of all save its religious authority, but that of the Archon; soon after the legislation of Solon repeated struggles for this office between the Eupatridae and leading members of the other two classes resulted in a temporary change.
The king, in fact, both in Greece and in Rome, was the acting head of the state religion, and when the regal power came to an end his sacred functions were not transferred to the ordinary priests, but either they were distributed among high officers of state, as archons and prytanes, or the title of " king " was still preserved as that of a religious functionary, as in the case of the rex sacrorum at Rome and the archon basileus at Athens.
In many nations divination and priesthood have always gone hand in hand; at Rome, for example, the augurs and the XV viri sacrorum, who interpreted the Sibylline books, were priestly colleges.
Iv), tells us in 816 that the casula is the generale indumentum sacrorum ducum and " is proper generally to all the clergy."
These were the inauguration of the rex sacrorum and the flamens, and that abjuration of hereditary worship (detestatio sacrorum) which was made by a man who passed from his clan (gens) either by an act of adrogation (see Roman Law and Adoption) or by transition from the patrician to the plebeian order.
Ut qui natus sit, ignoret, cujus sanguinis, quorum sacrorum sit."him; the law of succession does not apply, and nobody can inherit the property.
(10) The Congregation of Rites (Congregatio sacrorum Rituum), founded by Sixtus V., has exclusive charge of the liturgy and liturgical books; it also deals with the proceedings in the beatification and canonization of saints.
With the aid of many of his order he edited the first concordance of the Bible (Concordantiae Sacrorum Bibliorum or Concordantiae S.
Of Becker's This homily, written by Bishop Jewel, is largely founded on Bullinger's De origine erroris in Divinorum et sacrorum cultu (1528, 1539).
Principal works: editions of Terence (1548) and Virgil (1551); Poematum sacrorum libri xxv.