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Syndexios

Kamerios

Καμερίως

Kamerios reached the seventh grade in the Mithraic ladder. A couple of graffitis celebrate his achievements in the Mithraeum of Dura Europos.

  • Franz Cumont poses in front of the main altar at the Mithraeum of Dura Europos

    Franz Cumont poses in front of the main altar at the Mithraeum of Dura Europos
    Yale University 

  • Graffiti of Kamerios in Dura Europos

    Graffiti of Kamerios in Dura Europos
    Yale University Press 

Biography
of Kamerios

TNMP 75

Francis (1975:441) identifies the greek graffiti mentioning Kamerius in one of the Walls of the Mithraeum of Dura Europos as to celebrating his elevation to the rank of Nymphus, the second grade of initiates among the Mithraic community [sic].


A later scratched text [TNMM 614] was found on the walls of the same temple. It was probably written by Kamerios himself to celebrate his ascension to the seventh degree, the Pater.

References

Mentions

Graffiti to Kamerios from Dura Europos Mithraeum

TNMM 467

The text mentions a certain Kamerios, described as immaculate miles.

Νάμα Καμ/ερίω στρα/τιώτη / άκερίω.
Hommage a Kamerios, miles immaculé.

Scratched words of Kamerios

TNMM 614

'Hail to Kamerios the Pater' can be read on one of the walls of the mithraeum at Dura Europos.

Patri / vita / Ka/merio.
Long live Pater Kamerio.

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