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Roman writers sometimes identify or conflate them with ancestor-deities

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Lares - Wikipedia
r location or function. The statues of domestic Lares were placed at the table during family meals; their presence, cult, and blessing seem to have been required at all important family events. <span>Roman writers sometimes identify or conflate them with ancestor-deities, domestic Penates , and the hearth. Because of these associations, Lares are sometimes categorised as household gods , but some had much broader domains. Roadways, seaways, agriculture,




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who were the lares?
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neighbourhoods


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Lares - Wikipedia
broader domains. Roadways, seaways, agriculture, livestock, towns, cities, the state, and its military were all under the protection of their particular Lar or Lares. Those who protected local <span>neighbourhoods (vici ) were housed in the crossroad shrines (Compitalia ), which served as a focus for the religious, social, and political lives of their local, overwhelmingly plebeian communities. T