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Title: Victimarii in Roman Religion and Society
Authors: Lennon, JJP
First Published: 16-Sep-2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press for British School at Rome
Citation: Papers of the British School at Rome, 2015, 83, pp. 65-89 (24)
Abstract: This paper brings together literary, epigraphic and iconographic evidence for the victimarii — the attendants responsible for slaughtering sacrificial animals in ancient Rome. It aims to explore the problematic status of victimarii in Roman society, and argues that the often hostile views of the aristocracy have led to the continued marginalisation of this prominent group within scholarly discussions of religion and society. It argues that when the various strands are considered together a far more positive view of victimarii within Roman society emerges, suggesting that this was in some respects one of the most respectable of professions among the slave and freedman communities.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S0068246215000045
ISSN: 0068-2462
eISSN: 2045-239X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © British School at Rome 2015. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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