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Mos Maiorum

Postby Titus Iulius Nero on Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:25 am

Salvete omnes,

I know Mos Maiorum means "ancestral customs" but I have been coming across it more and more lately in books, and I was wondering if anyone has any information on what exactly the Mos Maiorum entailed?

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De More Maiorum

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:09 pm

Salve, Iulii Nero.

I always figured that since it was MOS maiorum, in the singular, it stood for the collective customs, traditions, morals of the forefathers.

Whoever wrote the Wikipedia stub for this item defines it in the same vein:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos_maiorum

Maybe the scholars and resident magistri of the sodalitas will weigh in at this point.

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