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Terentius Priscus Eucheta

He was initiated and cured thanks to the invincible Nabarze.

of Terentius Priscus Eucheta

  • Terentius Priscus Eucheta was a syndexios.
  • Active c. 3rd century in Roma, Latium (Italia).

TNMP 225

A certain Terentius Priscus Eucheta, who had been initiated and cured, thanks the invincible god Navarze [Nabarze] for granting his wish. Note that this text gives b(oti) for v(oti) and Navarze for Nabarze, which probably indicates that we are dealing with a Greek speaker. The theonym appears to be indecipherable in both Greek and Latin.

The senatorial historian, Dio Cassius, says that, 'there is a story that a certain Arnouphis, an Egyptian magician, had invoked various demons by spells (παγγανεῖαι), notably Hermes of the Air,' and a similar account is found in the Suda. Arnouphis himself appears in an inscription from Aquileia that reads thus:
'Arnouphis the Egyptian sacred scribe and Terentius Priscus, to the goddess present here'—no doubt Isis. Fifty years ago, J. Guey presented a full account of Arnouphis, identifying 'Hermes of the Air' as the Egyptian god Thoth-Shou, perhaps powerful enough to counter the plague at Aquileia in 168-169, when the physician Galen (like Arnouphis?) visited the city.



Base with inscription of Priscus Eucheta to Navarze

TNMM 653

This inscription, which doesn't mention Mithras, was found near the church of Santa Balbina on the Aventine in Rome.

Invicto d(eo) Navarze / Terentius Priscus / P(ublii) f(ilius) / Eucheta curante / et sacratis / d(onum) d(edit) c(ompos) b(oti).
To the invincible god Navarze, Terentius Priscus Eucheta, son of Publius, treated and initiated, offered this gift for a wish granted.



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