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Aurelius Victor Augentius

Pater Patrum of the Mithraeum of Piazza S. Silvestro in Capite

of Aurelius Victor Augentius


Son of the patriarch of the Olympius saga, of senatorial rank, who for at least three generations watched over a Mithraic community in the 4th century Rome.

Aurelius is the son of Nonius Victor Olympius and father of Emilianus Corfo Olympius and Tamesius Augentius Olympius. He was initiated as a Corax in 346, Pater in 357-362 and Pater Patrum in 376.


Altar dedicated by Pater Patrum Augentius

This altar, now lost, mentions that the Pater Patrum passed on the attributes of the sacred Corax to his son.

TNMM 445

Dd(ominis) nn(ostris) Valente V et Valentiniano / iuniore primum Augg(ustis) VI idus april(es) / tradidit hierocoracica Aur(elius) Victor / Augentius v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ater) p(atrum) filio suo Emiliano / Corfoni Olympio c(larissimo) p(uero) anno tricensimo / acceptionis suae felic(iter).
Under (the Consulate) of our lords the Augustinians Valens, for the fifth time, and Valentinian the Younger, for the first time, on the sixth day before the ides of April, Aurelius Victor Augentius, clarissimo, Father of the Fathers, passed to his son Emilianus Corfo Olympius, clarissimo child, the attributes of the Sacred Raven, in the thirtieth year of his own admission, with happiness.

Altar to a Perses of S. Silvestro in Capite

This monument was erected on the occasion of the elevation of a member to the Mithraic grade of Perses.

TNMM 517

Datiano et Cereale cons(ulibus) / Nonius Victor Olympius v(ir) cl(arissimus) p(ater) p(atrum) [et] / Aur(elius) Victor Augentius v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ater) / tradiderunt Persica pri(die) non(as) april(es) / fel(iciter). / Consulibus s(upra) sc(riptis) tradiderunt [h]eliaca / XVI kal(endas) ma/i(as) / felic(iter).
Under the consulship of (Censorius) Datianus and (Neratius) Cerealis, Nonius Victor Olympius, clarissimo, Father of the Fathers, and Aurelius Victor Augentius, clarissimo, Father, transmitted the attributes of the Persian on the eve of the nones of April, with success. Under the aforementioned consuls, they transmitted the attributes of the Sun, on the sixteenth day before the calendas of May, with success.

Inscription of the Olympius for a Leo

The inscription explains the transmission of the fourth Mithraic degree through the Paters of the Mitraeum of San Silvestro.

TNMM 448

Constantio VIllI et Iuliano II con[s(ulibus)] / Nonius Victor Olympius v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ater) p(atrum) / et Aur(elius) Victor Augentius v(ir) [c(larissimus)] pater / tradiderunt leontica IIII idus / aug(ustas) felic(iter). / Alia tradiderunt cons(ulibus) supra s(criptis) / XVII kal(endas) oct(obres) felic(iter).
Under the Consulate of Constantius for the ninth time and Julian for the second time, Nonius Victor Olympus, clarissimo, Father of the Fathers, and Aurelius Victor Augentius, clarissimo, Father, transmitted the attributes of the Lion on the fourth day before the ides of August, with success. They transmitted others under the aforementioned consuls on the seventeenth day before the calends of October, with success.



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