Collegium Augurum

Roman augurs are part of a collegium of priests (Collegium Augurum) who shared the duties and responsibilities of the position. At the foundation of the Republic in 510 BC, the patricians held sole claim to this office; by 300 BC, the office was open to plebeian occupation as well. Senior members of the collegium put forth nominations for any vacancies, and members voted on whom to co-opt.

In the Regal period tradition holds that there were three augurs at a time; by the time of Sulla, they had reached fifteen in number.

Augury seeks the divine will regarding any proposed course of action which might affect Rome's peace, good fortune and wellbeing. In antiquity many actions were sanctioned by augury.

The Collegium Augurum reassumes the role as the leading body fot augury within the res publica. It has some additional modern duties due to the need to restore and reconstruct the Religio Romana. The modern College plays a key role in conducting academic inquiry and interpritation into all matters pretaining to auguary. Due to the important role auguary plays in many activities within the Res Publica Romana these priests play a vital role in educating and informing curious citizens on auguary and taking auspices. The Collegium also assists and oversee the training of new augurs to insure knowlegble citizens are always available to provide assistance and guidence as the Religio Romana grows.

If you are interested in asking the augures of the Res publica a question please feel free to send a message to any of the individuals below, or post a public message in the Cultus Deorum message board. If you are interested in becoming a augur please click here.

If you are new to the Religio Romana, or would like more information about the priests who are members of the Collegium Pontificum please see our Religio Romana guide book.



Members of the Collegium Augurum