In ancient Roman religion, the signs of the gods that were inscribed in nature and meant to be deciphered. Auspicia were seen as affirmative or negative answers to proposed courses of action. Auspicia often came from the sky as thunder, lightning, and different kinds of birds although there were other kinds as well. Public auspicia were taken by magistrates or augurs in the sacred space of the templum.

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In ancient Roman religion, the signs of the gods that were inscribed in nature and meant to be deciphered. Auspicia were seen as affirmative or negative answers to proposed courses of action. Auspicia often came from the sky as thunder, lightning, and different kinds of birds although there were other kinds as well. Public auspicia were taken by magistrates or augurs in the sacred space of the templum.

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Auspicia
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December 12, 2012
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