Lycomedes of Comana
Lycomedes of Comana was a Bithynian nobleman of Cappadocian Greek descent who ruled Comana, Cappadocia in the second half of the 1st century BC. In 47 BC Lycomedes was probably about 50 years old, wh...
House of the Vestals
The House of the Vestal Virgins (Latin: Atrium Vestae) was the residence of Vestal Virgins, located behind the circular Temple of Vesta at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum, between the Regia an...
Flamen Quirinalis
In ancient Roman religion, the Flamen Quirinalis was the flamen devoted to the cult of the god Quirinus. He was one of the three flamines maiores, third in order of importance after the Flamen Dialis ...
Adiatorix
Adiatorix (Gr. Ἀδιατόριξ) was the son of the tetrarch Domneclius (or Domnilaus) in Galatia. Cicero reports that he was a high priest in 50 BC, and scholars have reckoned him an adherent of Deiotarus....
Claudia (Roman mythology)
Claudia was an ancient Roman Vestal Virgin and the daughter of Appius Claudius Pulcher. She intervened to save her father from attack by a group of plebeians. The crowd attempted to drag him from his ...
Dyteutus
Dyteutus (died 34 AD), eldest son of the Galatian ruler Adiatorix, was a ruler of Comana. After the father and his eldest son were sentenced to death by Octavianus for the father's partisanship towar...
Apuleius
Apuleius (/ˌæpjʉˈliːəs/; also called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis; c. 124 – c. 170 CE) was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber and lived under the Roman Empire. He was from Madaurus...
Rhea Silvia
Rhea Silvia /ˈriːə ˈsɪlviə/ (also written as Rea Silvia), and also known as Ilia /ˈɪliə/, was the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome. Her story is told in t...
Tuccia
Tuccia was an ancient Roman Vestal Virgin whose chastity was questioned by a spurious accusation. When the piety of holy men and women was doubted by sceptics, the gods could perform miracles to vind...
Flamen
In ancient Roman religion, a flamen was a priest assigned to one of fifteen deities with official cults during the Roman Republic. The most important three were the flamines maiores (or "major priest...
Titii
The Titii (properly Titii sodales, later Titienses, Sacerdotes Titiales Flaviales) was a college (sodalitas) of Roman priests, which originally represented the Italic tribe of Sabines. The college was...
Salii
In ancient Roman religion, the Salii (/ˈsæliˌaɪ/) were the "leaping priests" (from the verb salio, to leap/jump) of Mars supposed to have been introduced by King Numa Pompilius. They were twelve patri...
Flamen Dialis
In ancient Roman religion, the Flamen Dialis was the high priest of Jupiter. There were 15 flamines, of which three were flamines maiores, serving the three gods of the Archaic Triad. According to tr...
Vestal Virgin
In ancient Roman religion, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis) were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The College of the Vestals and its well-being was regarded as f...
Cleon of Gordiucome
Cleon of Gordiucome (Greek: Κλέων), or Cleon the Mysian, was a 1st-century BC brigand-king in Asia Minor.Cleon made a reputation for himself with robbery and marauding warfare in and around Olympus, l...
Rex Nemorensis
The rex Nemorensis (Latin, "king of Nemi" or "king of the Grove") was a priest of the goddess Diana at Aricia in Italy, by the shores of Lake Nemi, where she was known as Diana Nemorensis. The priest...
Epulones
The epulones formed one of the four great religious corporations (quattuor amplissima collegia) of ancient Roman priests. The two most important colleges were the College of Pontiffs and the augurs; ...
Lucius Cornelius Merula (consul 87 BC)
Lucius Cornelius Merula (died 87 BC) was a politician and priest of the late Roman Republic.He held the office of Flamen Dialis (high priest of Jupiter), and wore the flamen's cap at all times, unlike...
Fetial
A fetial (Latin plural fetiales) was a type of priest in Ancient Rome. They formed a collegium devoted to Jupiter as the patron of good faith.The duties of the fetials included advising the senate on ...
Gaius Memmius Regulus
Gaius Memmius Regulus was a Roman consul that lived in the 1st century in the Roman Empire.
Regulus was a member of the Plebeian gens, Memmia. He was the son of Roman Senator, consul Publius Memmi...
Flamen Martialis
In ancient Roman religion, the Flamen Martialis was the high priest of the official state cult of Mars, the god of war. He was one of the flamines maiores, the three high priests who were the most imp...
Salius
In Greek and Roman mythology, Salius is an Acarnanian who in one alternative tradition was the legendary founder of the ancient Roman priesthood of the Salii.Varro says that Salius had come to Italy w...