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Daily Gazette

Acta diurna is our Mithraic social stream for keeping up to date with what is happening in The New Mithraeum.

 
 
Dec 2023
NewSocius

A crow-grade researcher of this peculiar cult.

 
Dec 2023
Syndexios

Corbulo

Danube region can be traced back to the legions that fought under his command in Armenia.

Jan 2011
NewComentum

Dear Collegue:

May I consult You in order to a potsherd on which the word 'leonis' has been graved. It was found without archaeological context in the area of the civilian settlement nearby the fort of Walldürn on the Upper German Limes.

I would like to put it into relationship with the 'leo' grade, although definitively this cannot be verified.

Could You be so kind to tell me if there are similar graffii on potsherds anywhere in the Roman World.

Thank You very much.

Sincerely
Yours
Joachim Neumaier.

 
Dear Joachim: To my knowledge, perhaps not the dative lionis, but the word leo is often found in the Mithraic context, as you may know. If this is of interest to you, I think the best way to find it in this database is to look for people who have been identified as leo because of an inscription. Here is the link: https://www.mithraeum.eu/persons.php?gra=4. Hope it helps!
In Monumentum
 

Mithraeum of Tienen

The temple contained hundreds of ceramic vessels and animal bones, which may indicated that a grand Mithraic feast was celebrated before its closing.

 
Dec 2023
Syndexios

Kastos (father)

Together with his son, with whom he shares his name, Kastos has dedicated several monuments in Rome to the glory of Zeus Helios Mithras.

 
Dec 2023
Syndexios

Kastos (son)

Together with his father, Kastos dedicated several monuments in Rome to the glory of Zeus Helios Mithras.

 
Dec 2023
NewMonumentum

Cautes of the mitreo di Santa Prisca

The marble statue of Cautes, found in the Mithraeum of Santa Prisca, was originally a Mercury.

 
Dec 2023
Syndexios

Lucius Petreius Victor

Garlic merchant, probably from Lusitania, who dedicated an altar to Cautes in Tarraconensis.

 
Dec 2023
NewSocius

TV senior producer
Presenter.

 
Dec 2023
Syndexios

Euthices

Freedman, he offered a monument to Mithras for the well-being of his two former masters in Apulum.

 
Dec 2023
NewMonumentum

Mitreo della domus del capitello

Archaeologists discovered the 20th temple dedicated to Mithras in Ostia during the restoration of the domus del Capitello di stucco in 2022.

 
Dec 2023
NewSocius

Avid Archaeologist.

 
Nov 2023
NewSocius

University Student living in the Greater Toronto area. For any questions about the Anglo-Mithraic Society feel free to directly message me.

 
Nov 2023
Syndexios

Secundinus

Imperial slave and head of the customs statio of Esca in Noricum.

 
Nov 2023
NewComentum

Richard Gordon suggests the object on the Miles step is a bull’s hindquarter.
“In the light of the sacrificial scene on the altar of Flavius Aper (Poetovio), the interpretation as a bull’s hind-quarter rather than shoulder is to be preferred. The scene at Ostia is perfectly in keeping with other evidence suggest- ing that (junior) Mithraic grades fulfilled specific manual tasks within the cult, in the case of Miles, butchery of sacrificial animals.”
See:
Gordon, R. 2013c. “The Miles-frame in the Mitreo di Felicissimo and the practicalities of sacrifice.” Religio: Revue Pro Religionistiku 21, no.1: 33–38.

In Monumentum
 

Mitreo di Felicissimo

The Mithraeum Felicissimus has a floor mosaic depicting the seven mithraic grades.

 
Nov 2023
NewSocius

Born in Nijmegen (Ulpia Noviomagus), now retired in Sintra, Portugal.

 
Nov 2023
NewSocius

A.B. Candidate in Departments of History and Classics at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

 
Nov 2023
NewLiber

The Mithraic Prophecy

Why did the Romans worship a Persian god? This book presents a new reading of the Mithraic iconography taking into account that the cult had a prophecy.

 
Nov 2023
NewLiber

Mithras – Miθra – Mitra

Der römische Gott Mithras aus der Perspektive der vergleichenden Religionsgeschichte.

 
Nov 2023
NewSocius

Professeur d’histoire romaine à l’Université de Toulouse Jean-Jaurès.

 
Nov 2023
Syndexios

Aphrodisius Corneliorum

Aphrodisius, probably of Greek origin, must have been a slave of the Cornelii.