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The Augur was a priest or official in ancient Rome. His main role was take auspices[?], that is interpreting the will of the gods by studying the flight of the birds.

The position as augur was a very central one, as the Romans rarely did anything important without the consensus of the gods, as expressed in the auspices.



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Augur

... Augur was a priest or official in ancient Rome. His main role was take auspices[?], that is interpreting the will of the gods by studying the flight of the ...