Vocabula Mira: “Indigetes” and “Novensiles”

In our first Vocabula Mira post, we saw the word “indigitamenta”, for the collections of names of the many gods to be invoked in public acts of propitiation. Related to this is the noun “indigetes”, meaning “heroes elevated to the rank of gods after their death, and regarded as the patron deities of their country.” […]