oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Gli auspici e i confini

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Boundary lines interacted with the auspices in different ways. On the one hand there were legal or natural boundaries such as streams or the of , which did not prevent the continuity of the , provided that some rituals were performed. Because of this continuity the did not create special categories of according to place. They only gave special names to the auspices that survived the crossing: the was called when the boundary was a stream of water, and when it was a territorial border. On the other hand there was the , which had specific rules: its crossing prevented any continuity between the auspices taken and those taken , and it is likely that because of this discontinuity the created the categories of the and .

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