Thank the Lares and Penates that Howard Fast wrote Spartacus for similar reasons.
The Romans never sat down to eat without placing a portion aside for the Lares and Penates.
Hamersley recognises them as part of the Penates of his late host.
"How glad you must be to get back to your Lares and Penates," said the Baron, smiling blandly.
The Penates of the city were above all the emperor and his family.
Evesham had given up his large sunny room to Dorothy's mother, but he had not removed all his lares and Penates.
We will set up our Lares and Penates in its very centerahem!
The Penates, Mr. Warde Fowler tells us, were the spirits of the foods.
Hence, his appeal to the female Penates took this constricted form.
That, says Hume, is the nearest approach to a fight for its Penates he has ever seen a sarus make.
Roman household gods, 1510s, from Latin penates "gods of the inside of the house," related to penatus "sanctuary of a temple" (especially that of Vesta), cognate with penitus "within" (see penetrate).