Monumentum

Mitreo di Lucrezio Menandro

The Mithraeum of Lucretius Menander was installed in the early 3rd century in an alley to the east of a Hadrianic building named after the solar god temple.
 
 
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27 Apr 2010
Updated on 5 May 2022
 
  • Main aisle of the Mitreo Menandro.

    Main aisle of the Mitreo Menandro.
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Floor mosaic  of the Mitreo Menandro.

    Floor mosaic of the Mitreo Menandro.
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • The marble slab with inscription.

    The marble slab with inscription.
    Eric Taylor 

  • The marble slab with inscription.

    The marble slab with inscription.
    Eric Taylor 

 

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A Mithraeum (L. 8.00 Br. 4.20), 'Mitreo di Lucrezio Menandro', was discovered recently, on the Via dei Molini (Reg. I, Is. III, 5).

The sanctuary has been constructed in two vaulted rooms of a large house and has the stereotyped division into central aisle (Br. 1.87) and two side-benches (H. 0.45 Br. 1.17), which slope down towards the walls. At a distance of about 4.00 from the main entrance there are deep niches (H. 0.20 Br. 0.25) in them covered with terracotta.
 
 

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Altar of the Mitreo Menandro

The brick altar of the Mithraeum Menander was covered with marble slabs bearing a crescent and an inscription.

 

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