Of the 131 devotees mentioned in Roman inscriptions, comparatively few are the ones who preserved explicit mention of their profession or civic status. Five of these devotees are explicitly mentioned as slaves including Atimetus, whereas nine as freedmen, all of them Imperial freedman, and a freedman condition could be suggested for other six. As for the slaves, we are informed that Vestalis and Atimetus belonged to the familia Caesaris.
We do not have any information concerning the field of employment of Vestalis, whereas Atimetus was an actor praediorum Romanorum, which means he was an overseer of the Imperial estates.
White marble relief depicting Mithras slaying the bull, dedicated by Atimetus.
- Vittoria Canciani (2022) Archaeological Evidence of the Cult of Mithras in Ancient Italy