We used our class to-day to prepare our colloquy (dialogue). It was decided that you will all present in class on Tuesday 8 November. Your homework is to continue practising your lines.
The Arval Brethren were one of eldest of the many priestly colleges of the religion of the Ancient Roman state, tending to the cult of dea Dia, a nature-goddess, and of the ancestors so as to ensure a good harvest. During the reign of the emperor Augustus, the college was used as a tool of imperial unity and control. The term ‘arval’ comes from ‘arvum’, which means ‘a ploughed field’, and reflects their agricultural origin. View All Posts