In ancient Rome, confarreatio was a traditional patrician form of marriage. The ceremony involved the bride and bridegroom sharing a cake of spelt, in Latin far or panis farreus, hence the rite's name. The Flamen Dialis (the high priest of Jupiter) and Pontifex Maximus (the high priest of the College of Pontiffs, Collegium Pontificum, the most important position in the ancient Roman religion) presided over the wedding, and ten witnesses had to be present. The woman passed directly from the hand (manus) of her father or head of household (the paterfamilias) to that of her new husband.
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Below several videos from the "Festival of Ancient Heritage" in Svishtov, Bulgaria (September, 20th 2009) aimed to reconstruct the ritual of the Ancient Roman wedding (confarreatio) recreated by group of participants of the organisation Nova Roma by using records of Horace, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Tacitus and Pliny.