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In ancient Rome, a septemvir was one of seven men appointed to execute a commission. The term septemviri was used to refer to such a commission collectively. Seven-man commissions were appointed to serve both secular and religious purposes. One of the most significant religious groups in Rome was the septemviri Epulones, a college of priests who prepared the feasts in honour of the gods.[1]


  1. ^ Leverett, Frederick Percival, ed. (1853). A New and copious lexicon of the Latin language: compiled chiefly from the Magnum totius latinitatis lexicon of Facciolati and Forcellini, and the German works of Scheller and Luenemann, Volumes 1-2. Rice and Kendall.