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Pontifex (1)
institution." and probably found a place in the earliest religious organization of the Latin race. Their number was originally four, or, including the pontifex maximus, five, all of whom were taken from the patricians. In B.C. 300, the Ogulnian Law raised the number to nine, four of whom were to be plebeians.
Pontifex Maximus
Before the time of Constantine the clergy were not recognized as holding any distinct rank in the state; but when Christianity was adopted as the religion
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Agilbert (or Adilbert)
Agilbert (Or Adilbert), a Roman Catholic prelate, was probably a native of Paris. He appears in Bede, first as "pontifex quidami natione Gallus," from which he is supposed to have been consecrated by French bishops without any see. After studying in Ireland, he went
(ἀντίχριστος , against Christ; others, instead of Christ [see below]), a term which has received
Augustine of Alfeld
a monk of the order of St. Francis, flourished in the 16th century, and wrote many works, chiefly against Luther. Among them are, Liber quo, contra M.
Behm, Ernest Leopold Friederich
a French Protestant theologian, who was born at Wolfenbuittel, June 8, 1700, and died Dec. 20, 1742, is the author of Commentatio de Heinrich Heinecken
Calendar, Roman.
For this in its most complete and final form, the world is indebted to ‘ Julius Caesar, who, during his office as Pontifex Maximus, undertook the
Church and State.
1. Pagan Nations. — In the Pagan states the religious life has been, on the whole, part of the political, and religion an affair of the state. In
Ciampini (Lat. Ciampinus), Giovanni Giustino
Ciampini (Lat. Ciampinus), Giovanni Giustino an Italian historian, was born at Rome, April (or August) 13, 1633, studied law, but devoted himself to antiquities,
was one of the modes of solemnizing marriage among the ancient Romans. The parties were joined in marriage by the Pontifex Maximus, or Flamen Dialis,
Cresconius (or Crisconius)
1377; Tillemont, 13:305). 2. A monk of Adrumetum, mentioned by Augustine (Epp. 214, 215). 3. An African bishop, who, about 690, at the request of the "pontifex" Liberinus or Liberius, published a systematized collection of the apostolic canons and those of the early councils, and the decretals of the
enactment of the Lex Dom/tIa (B.C. 104) they were named by the Comitia .Tributa, and when thus nominated were received (cap,I) and inaugurated by the pontifex maximus, who always claimed paramount authority over them. The office was for life, but forfeitable for a breach of duty, or on the occurrence
emperor of Rome, son of Valentinian I, was born in 359, and on the death of his father, A.D. 375, succeeded to a share of the Western Empire. On the death
likewise in the N.T. ἀρχιερεύς, often merely a "chief priest." Vulgate, Sacerdos magnus, or primus pontifex, princeps sacerdotum), the head of the Jewish hierarchy, and a lineal descendant of Aaron. I. The legal view of the high-priest's office comprises
nominal head of Japan, and even paid some outward respect to him, in the same way Buddhism did not ignore or displace Sintoism, of which the Mikado is pontifex maximus. Where the aboriginal Sinto gods were worshipped before, the Buddhist divinities did not replace or supersede them, but were added to
Latimer, Hugh
deviate from mine intended purpose, and somewhat to entreat of the honorable estate of a bishop. Therefore let this be the theme, 'Christus existens pontifex futurorum bonorum, etc.'" This text, says a contemporary, he so fruitfully handled, expounding every word, and setting forth the office of Christ
Novensiles (or Novensides) Dei
Novensiles (Or Novensides) Dei are mentioned in the solemn prayer which the consul Decius repeated after the pontifex previous to his devoting himself to death for his country (Livy, 8:9). Instead of Novensiles, we also find the form Novensides, whence we may
Oath (2)
(Anglo-Saxon, ath) may be defined (see above) as an expressed or implied solemn invocation of a superior power, admitted to be acquainted with all the
a name among the ancient Greeks and Romans of an image of Pallas (q.v.), upon the careful keeping of which in a sanctuary the public welfare was believed
gave prominence to Rome among the apostolic mother churches, but after joining the Montanists he ridiculed the Roman bishop by calling him in irony "pontifex maximus" and "episcopus episcoporum." At the beginning of the 3d century Hippolytus censured the Roman bishops Zephyrinus and Calixtus for the