Index of sources of Roman prayers
by: M. Horatius Piscinus
Below is given a list of sources for Roman prayers. The list was first compiled by Georges Appel for his De Romanorum Precantionibus, 1909. To his list a few others have been added. This list remains incomplete as we continue to look for additional sources.
  1. L. Accius Bacchae fr. 5, Aeneadae sive Decius fr. 4 (Scaenicae Romanorum poesis frgm. Ed Ribbeck I p. 326 ff)
  2. Acta Fratrum Arvalium: p. 100; p. 103; p. 110; p. 122; p. 123; Carmen Fratrum Arvalium;
  3. Antonius Musa: Precatio Terrae, precatio omnium herbarum (Poetae Lat. Min. ed Baehrens I p. 138 ff)
  4. Apuleius: Metamorphoses *I 13; VI 2; VI 4; VI 28; IX 21; XI 2; XI 25; De deo Socratis c. 1
  5. Arnobius: Advers. Nationes *III 43
  6. Ausonius: III 5; III 6; XI 20; XIX 2
  7. Anthologia Latina edd Buecheler-Riese, 1870-97: I: 8.3; 8.49; 11.1; 15.19; 15.57; 17.1; 17.25; 17.350; 21.34; 24.1; 27.1; 199.1; 245.1; 424.1; 635.1; 671.1; 672.7; 720.4; 723.1; 743.1; 781.1; 877.3; 881.1; 888.1 II: 4.5; 19.1; 22.1; 23.1; 132.1; 217.1; 228.1; 248.1; 249.1; 250.1; 251.1; 253.1; 254.1; 256.1; 262.1; 395.1; 492.1; 502.8; 861.1; 864.1; 868.1; 869.1; 873.1; 874.1; 963.7; 971.8; 1029.5; 1039.1; 1043.3; 1047.1; 1048.1; 1116.5; 1117.1; 1121.1; 1147.3; 1153.5; 1164.1; 1217.1; 1237.15; 1256.4; 1262.5; 1315.1; 1470.1; 1504.1; 1519.1; 1526.1; 1527.3; 1528.1; 1530.1; 1531.7; 1800.1; 1841.1
  8. Caecilius Statius: Synephebi fr.3 (Ribbeck II p. 40ff)
  9. Caesius Bassus: fr2 (FPR p. 364)
  10. Calpurnius Siculus: Bucolica II 52, IV 137
  11. *Cato: *De Agricultura 131, *132; *134, *139, *141; *160; *Originibus I fr. 12 p. 55 Peter.
  12. Catullus: 34,5; 61.1; 62.5; 63.91; 64.171; 64.192; 76.17
  13. M. Tullius Cicero: Tusculanae Quaestiones IV 34.74; *In Verrem II 5.184ff; *De Domo sua ad pontifices 144ff.
  14. Claudianus: De tertio consulatu Honor. Aug. paneg. 33, de quarto consul. Hon. Aug. pan 428, de consul. Stilicho III 205; In Olybii et Probini fratr. Consul. Paneg. 1 ff; 71 ff; Epithalam. De nuptiis Honor. Et Mar. 300; In Rufin. I 334
  15. Cornelius Severus: fr. 3 (FPR p. 352)
  16. Ennius: Annales I fr. 1, 3, 29, 48, 63; X fr. 1; lib. inc. fr. 29, 141; Hectoris Lutra fr. 9; Hecuba fr.12; Medea fr. 16
  17. Festus: *p. 210
  18. Firmicus Maternus: Astrol. I 4 fin. V praef.
  19. Gellius: Noctes Atticae *XIII 23.13
  20. Grattius: Cynegetica 436 (PLM I p. 31 ff)
  21. Horatius: Sermones I 5.53; II 3.282; II 3.288; II 6.8; II 6.12; II6.20; Carmina I 2.30; I 3.1; I 10.1; I 12.13; I 12.49; I 21.1; I 30.1; I 31.17; I 35.1; II 19.7; III 4.1; III 4.21; III 11.1; III 18.1; III 22.1; III 25.1; IV 1.1; IV 6.1 IV 14.33; Carmen Saeculare 1 ff; Epistul. I 16.59; I 18.108
  22. Incerti: Ad Oceanum (PLM III p. 165); Carmina Bucolica I 22 (PLM III p. 61); Consolatio ad Liviam 411 ff. (PLM I p. 119); Laus Jononis (PLM III p. 304); Laus Liberi (PLM III p. 304); Laus Martis (PLM III p. 303); Ponticon praef. (PLM III p. 172)
  23. Incertorum versus: (FPR p. 388 ff): fr. 1, 4, 7, 8, 24, 33, 36, 66, 85, 109
  24. Juvenalis: Satires IV 34; VII 207; X 188
  25. Laevius: (FPR p. 287 ff) fr 22
  26. T. Livius: Ab Urbe Condita *I 12.4; *I 10.6; *I 18.9; *I 24.7; *I 32.6; *I 32.10; *II 10.11; *III 17.6; *V 21.2-3; VII 10.4; *VIII 9.6; *IX 8.8; *X 19.17; *XII 10.2; XIX 27.1; *XXIV 38.8; *XXIX 27.1 ff; XXXV 32.10
  27. Livius Andronicus: Odisia vs 1 (FPR p. 37) Equos Troianos (Ribbeck I p. 3)
  28. Lucanus: Pharsalia I 195; 1 631; II 47; II 242; IV 110; IV 189; V 665; VI 695; VIII 322; VIII 729; IX 212; IX 860; IX 990
  29. Lucretius: De Rerum Natura I 1
  30. Q. Lutatius Catulus: fr 5.6 (Peter, Hist. Rom Rel. I p. 192)
  31. Macrobius: Saturnalia *3.9.7; *3.9.10
  32. Maecenus: fr. 4 (FPR p. 339)
  33. M. Manilius: Astronom. I 30; I 114; III 1
  34. Marcellus: De Medicamentis 10.35; 12.46; 14.67; 15.11; 15.101; 29.35; 36.70
  35. Martialis: Epigramm. (ed. Lindsey 1902): IV 1.1; IV 13.7; IV 45.1; V 1.1; V 7.5; VI 38.9; VI 47.1; VII 60.1; VII 74.1; VIII 2.8; VIII 8.1; VIII 39.5; IX 17.1; IX 42.1; IX 58.1; IX 90.13; X 7.1; X 28.1; XI 4.7; XII 62.1
  36. Martianus Capella: I 1; II 149; II 185; V 436; VI 575; IX 911; IX 913; IX 914
  37. Nemesianus: Ecl. I 35; II 20; II 55 (PLM III p. 176 ff)
  38. Ovidius: Amores I 3.5; II 13.7; II 14.43; III 2.46; III 2.52; III 2.55; III 10.2; Ars Amator I 30; II 15; Heroid. XIII 49; {XV 57]; Remed. Amor. 75.704; Metamorphoses I 2; I 377; I 545; III 613; IV 17; IV 31; IV 383; V 618; VI 261; VI 280; VI 327; VII 192; VII 615; VII 627; VIII 350; VIII 481; VIII 594; IX 773 X 274; X 321; X 483; X 640; XI 131; XIII 598; XIV 729; XV 38; XV 622; XV 678; XV 861; Fasti I 65; I 509; I 679; I 711; II 269; II 449; II 659; III 1; III 73; III 255; III 365; III 714; III 789; IV 1; IV 191; IV 247; IV 319; IV 747; IV 827; IV 893; IV 911; V 377; V 447; V 573; V 635; V 663; V 681; V 693; V 716; VI 249; VI 449; VI 517; VI 652; VI 798; Tristia I 1.2; I 2.59; I 2.105; I 3.31; I 4.25; I 10.45; II 573; III 1.49; III 1.77; III 2.27; III 12.53; IV 10.117; V 2.47; V 3.35; V 5.13; V 5.61; Ex Ponto II 8.23; II 8.51; III 4.113; IV 9.127; Ibis 67 ff.
  39. M. Pacuvius: Medus fr. 2; Paulus fr. 2 (Ribbeck I p. 103)
  40. Persius: Satur. II 9; II 45; III 35
  41. Petronius: Satur.* 85; *86; 122; 133; fr. 34
  42. Plautus: Amphitruo 546-9; 933; Assinaria 545-6; Aulularia 394 ff; 445-6; 584; 608; Bacchides 172; 847-9; Captivi 768-775; 922,976-7; Casina 841; Cistellaria 639-40; 663; 670; Curculio 89; 117; 123 [89; 147]; Mercator. 678 ff; 834; 842; 865; Miles Gloriosus 1228-30; 1339; Mostellaria 76; 431; Persa 251-6; 753-6; Poenulus 125; 950,3; 1163; 1187; 1274; Rodens 694-705; Rudens 231; 257-8; 694; 906-10; 1338; Stichus 402 ff; Trinummus 39 ff; 819 ff;
  43. Plinius maior: Nat. Hist. 27.131
  44. Plinius minor: *Panegyricus Traiano
  45. Priapea: 30.1; 37.8; 81.1 (Petronius ed. Buechler 1904 p. 137 ff)
  46. Propertius: II 16.13; III 4.19; III 17.1; IV 9.71; IV 10.15
  47. Pseudo-Plinius: De Medicina II 23; III 15; III 18
  48. Scriptores Historiae Augustae: *Vita Probi c. 12.7
  49. Seneca: Agam. 310; 802; Herc. Fur. 205; 299; 516; 592; 658; 900; 1065; Herc. Oet. 1; 256; 290; 541; 790; 1131; 1173; 1290; 1316; 1415; 1518; 1696; 1989; Medea 1; 56; 439; 531; 595; 740; 792; Oedipus 248; 405; 868; 975; 1042; Phaedra 54; 85; 274; 406; 604; 663; 671; 885; 945; 959; Thyest. 1068; Octavia 134; 245; 962; Dialog. XI de Consolatione c. 13.1
  50. Septimius Serenus: fr. 23 (FPR p. 387)
  51. Q. Serenus Sammonicus: praef. Lib. Med. vs 1 (PLM III p. 107 ff)
  52. Servius: *Ad Aen. VII 3
  53. Silius Italicus: Punica I 3; I 505; I 639; II 372; III 126; III 222; IV 126; IV 670; VI 102; VI 467; VII 78; VII 217; VIII 140; VIII 226; IX 168; X 432; X 547; XII 390; XIII 137; XIII 623; XIV 1; XIV 440; XV 159; XV 204; XV 361; XV 443; XV 508; XVI 83; XVI 124; XVII 38
  54. Statius: Achilleis I 1; I 383; Thebais I 22; I 56; I 643; I 695; II 715; III 471; IV 32; IV 383; IV 473; IV 501; IV 649; IV 746; IV 825; VI 198; VI 296; VI 632; VII 93; VII 628; VII 730; VII 778; VIII 90; VIII 303; IX 315; IX 548; IX 609; X 65; X 336; X 364; X 628; X 680; X 760; X 827; XI 503; XI 576; XII 771; Silvae I 1.74; I 2.46; II 3.6; II 7.5; III 1.23; III 1.49; III 1.154; III 2.1; III 2.101; III 3.1; III 4.99; IV 2.57; IV 3.139; IV 8.45; V 3.276
  55. Tacitus: *Hist. 6.58
  56. Terentius: Andria 232
  57. Terentius Scaurus: *De Orthographia p. 28.11 K
  58. Tibullus: I 1.15; I 1.17; I 1.19; I 2.41; I 3.4; I 3.27; I 3.51; I 3.93; I 4.1; I 7.43; I 7.49; I 10.15; I 10.25; I 10.67; II 1.3; II 1.17; II 1.81; II 3.61; II 5.1; II 5.79; II 5.121; III 3.33; III 4.1; III 5.6; III 5.21; III 6.1; III 9.4; III 10.1; III 12.1; IV 2.1; IV 4.1; IV 4.21; IV 5.9; IV 6.1
  59. Valerius Cato: Lydia 41
  60. Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica I 5; I 81; I 188; I 265; I 667; I 784; II 294; II 611; III 15; III 201; III 212; III 448; IV 474; IV 674; V 17; V 52; V 194; V 217; V 246; V 377; VI 33; VI 213; VI 288; VI 515; VI 727; VIII 70
  61. Valerius Maximus: VI 1 praef; VIII 1.5
  62. Q. Valerius Soranus: fr. 4 (FPR p. 273)
  63. Varro: De Lingua. Latina *VI 27; VII 17; *VII 26, 27; Satur. Menipp. Fr. 506; *De Re Rustica I 2.27
  64. Vellius Paterculus: *II 131.1
  65. Vergil: Cataleptor 6.1; Eclog. 4.8; 4.40; 5.65; 7.21; 7.33; 8.62; 10.1; Georg. 1.5; 1.498; 2.2; 3.1; 4.321; Aeneis I 8; I326; I 731; II 153; II 689; II 701; III 85; III 265; III 528; IV 206; IV 576; IV 607; V 80; V 235; V 687; VI 55; VI 196; VI 264; VII 37; VII 120; VII 640; VIII 71; VIII 293; VIII 572; IX 18; IX 77; IX 247; IX 404; IX 495; IX 525; IX 625; X 163; X 252; X 421; X 668; XI 483; XI 557; XI 785; XII 176; XII 777
  66. *CIL: I 1290 Dedicatio privata; III 1933 = ILS 4907 Dedicantium publicae; III 3989 mortuus; VI 18817 pro mortuo; XII 4333 Dedicatium publicae; VI 32323 = ILS 5050: Acta Sacrorum Saecularium; VI 32329 Matronae CX pro salute;
  67. Defixiones: A. Audollent:. 93 A; 129; 139; 190; 218; 228 A, B; 229; 230; 231; 233; 247; 248 A, B; 250 A, B; 251 I, II, III; 265 A, B; 266; 267; 270; 273 A; 274 A; 275; 288 B; 289 B; 292 B; 293 A,B; 294; 295; 300 A,B;
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