When it comes to Roman religion however, we are in a pretty bad situation. Although there are monumental projects focusing on mapping Roman sanctuaries and religious sites in Gallia, Italy or Germaniae, none of these projects has a digital map yet. Some projects are focusing on individual divinities or religious groups, such as the Isiac cults, Mithras or early Christian communities. These new projects tries to visualise the monumental work and heritage of M. J. Vermaseren and the EPRO series, where numerous maps were also published focusing on individual divinities or small group religions.
The Digital Atlas of Roman Sanctuaries in the Danubian Provinces (DAS) is the first comprehensive digital and open access representation of sacralised spaces from macro- and meso-spaces founded and maintained during the Principate in the territory of the Danubian provinces. The atlas is the result of the research grant focusing on Roman religious communication in the Danubian provinces. The major theoretical discussion regarding space sacralisation and religious communication related to these sites were published in the monograph of the project (Csaba Szabó, Roman religion in the Danubian provinces. Space sacralisation and religious communication during the Principate 1st-3rd century AD, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2022).
The atlas presents approx. 280 archaeologically attested and several presumed or epigraphically attested sanctuaries in more than 400 items on an interactive and constantly changable, dynamic-living map (deep map).
- Csaba Szabó (2022) The digital atlas of Roman sanctuaries in the Danubian Provinces
Dear Csaba , I am fascinated by your slab of Mithras with Cautes wearing a child in front of the bull. I would like to have a higher definition picture because this picture opens many questions !! Could you send me one ?
Dominicus ( small Dominus = house chief)