Augustales

Augustales, an order of priests instituted by the Roman emperor Augustus, whose duty it was to preside over the worship paid to the Lares and Penates. The same name was borne by another order of priests appointed by Tiberius to manage the worship paid to Augustus. - They were chosen by lot from the principal persons of Rome, and were twenty-one in number; Similar priests were appointed to attend to the worship paid to other emperors who were deified after their death. The management of the worship was committed to the Sodales Augustales, while the sacrifices and other parts of the worship were performed by the Flamines Augustales.

 
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