Mercuriales sentence example

mercuriales
  • This college was under the protection of the god; its annual festival was on the 15th (the ides) of May, on which day the temple of the god had been dedicated at the southern end of the Circus Maximus, near the Aventine; and the members were called mercuriales as well as mercatores.
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  • Mommsen, however, considers the mercuriales to be a purely local gild - the pagani of the Circus valley.
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  • The word mercuriales was popularly used as equivalent to "cheat."
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