I delivered a speech before the pontifices on the 29th of September.
The chief of the pontifices, the Pontifex Maximus, was at the head of the college.
The oversight of the manner of worship was the special duty of the pontifices.
Like the pontifices, the augurs also had their books, libri augurales.
The pontifices had the general oversight of religious observances.
Senes must be so taken in 22, since pontifices etc. cannot stand as adjectives.
The augurs and pontifices were the public men and statesmen, and they made religion a State function.
The master or superintendent of the pontifices was one of the most honorable offices in the commonwealth.
To Numa also is referred the institution of the Pontifices, or high priests; and he himself is said to have been one of the first.
The Pontifices also explain, to those who inquire of them, the proper ceremonies at funerals.