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parvi animi, mean-spirited: ยง 345 (215); B. 203, I; G. 365; H. 440, 3 (394, v); H.-B. 355

imagines, busts. Whoever held any curule office (dictator, consul, interrex, praetor, curule aedile) thereby secured to his posterity the jus imaginum, i.e. the right to place in their halls and carry in funeral processions a wax mask of him as well as of any other deceased members of the family of curule rank. Since this right was a distinguishing mark of the Roman nobility, it was naturally highly prized.

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    • A. A. Howard, Benj. L. D'Ooge, G. L. Kittredge, J. B. Greenough, Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar, 345
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