In the Roman Republic, the Pontifex Maximus was the highest office in the state religion of ancient Rome and directed the College of Pontiffs (Collegium Pontificum). Residing in the Domus Publica ("State House") and officed in the Regia, he had both political and religious authority.
Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano stated no demigod in Camp Jupiter's history ever elevated themselves to a rank of the pontifex; by doing so they would compare themselves to an emperor.
After the underwater battle with Polybotes, Kymopoleia calls Jason Grace pontifex and reminds him to keep his promise about honoring every minor god there is a shrine in Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood.
Known Pontifices Maximi
- The first Roman Emperor Augustus assumed the title of Pontifex Maximus after the death of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (who was a part of the Second Triumvirate alongside Augustus and Marcus Antonius) in 13 BC; afterward, the chief priest's office was moved from the Regia to Augustus' palace, the Domus Augusti ("House of Augustus"), located on the Palantine Hill in Rome.