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Another name for the sacred herbs (verbenae) given by the consul or praetor to the Fetiales whenever they went forth to demand reparation of a foreign people or to make a treaty. They were torn by the roots from the enclosure of the Capitol and carried by a person known as the verbenarius. For particulars, see Fetiales.

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