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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.

 
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.

 
Nov 2023
Syndexios

Rufius Caeionius Sabinus

Senator and Pater Sacrorum of Mithras, who consecrated several monuments in Rome in the late 4th century.

 
Nov 2023
NewMonumentum

Altar of Rufius Caecinius Sabinus

In this 4th-century Roman altar, a certain Rufius Caecinius Sabinus defines himself as Pater of the sacred rites of the unconquered Mithras, having undergone the taurobolium.

 
Nov 2023
NewMonumentum

Tauroctony on intaglio

Large intaglio engraved with Mithras as bull slayer surrounded by a peculiar version of Cautes and Cautopates and other celestial deities.

 
Nov 2023
Syndexios

Pinnes

He was a soldier of the Cohors I Belgarum, probably of Dalmatian origin, who dedicated an altar to Mithras in Aufustianis.

 
Nov 2023
NewMonumentum

Altar of Tihaljina

This altar, discovered in Grude, near Tihaljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, bears an inscription by Pinnes, a soldier of the Cohors Prima Belgica.

 
Nov 2023
NewLiber

Roman Mithraism: the Evidence of the Small Finds

Papers of the international conference "Roman Mithraism: the Evidence of the Small Finds". Tienen 7-8 November 2001.

 
Nov 2023
NewMonumentum

Altar of Adiectus from Carnuntum

There is no consensus as to whether the altar of the slave Adiectus from Carnuntum is dedicated to a Mithras genitor of light.

 
Nov 2023
Syndexios

Iulius Rasci

Roman citizen who dedicated an altar to the invincible Mithras in Teutoburgium.

 
Nov 2023
NewMonumentum

Altar of Iulius Rasci from Borovo

This Mithraic altar of a certain Iulius Rasci or Racci was found in 1979 in a field in Borovo, Croatia, in the area of the Roman fort of Teutoburgium.

 
Nov 2023
Syndexios

Veturius Dubitatus

Veteran and ex duplicarius of ala I civum Romanorum who dedicated an altar to Mithras in Teutoburgium.

 
Nov 2023
NewMonumentum

Altar of Dalj

This limestone altar dedicated to Mithras by a certain Veturius Dubitatus was found in Dalj, Croatia, in 1910.

 
Nov 2023
NewSocius

Community dedicated to the study, disclosure and reenactment of the Mysteries of Mithras since 2004.