confarreation


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confarreation

(kənˌfærɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(in ancient Rome) the highest form of marriage, which was marked by the offering of a cake to Jupiter
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Lucius Verus, co-emperor and adoptive brother of Marcus Aurelius, has arranged for a "grand public show" to celebrate his confarreation (a religious marriage ceremony) to Lucilla, Marcus Aurelius' daughter (1:233).
Some scholars conclude either that no confarreations could have taken place in that period or that the presence of the state priests at the ceremony was an antiquarian figment: so, most forcefully and most recently, G.