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  • Notitia

    Porphyry’s Cave of Nymphs
    and the Cult of Mithras

    Between the 1st and 4th centuries, Mithraism developed throughout the Roman world. Much material exists, but textual evidence is scarce. The only ancient work that fills this gap is Porphyry’s intense and complex essay.
  • Liber

    Porphyry's On the Cave of the Nymphs in its Intellectual Context (2019)

    Neoplatonic allegorical interpretation expounds how literary texts present philosophical ideas in an enigmatic and coded form, offering an alternative path to the divine truths. The Neoplatonist Porphyry’s On the Cave of the Nymphs is one of the most si…
  • Liber

    De antro nympharum (234-)

    Written in the 3rd century, The Cave of the Nymphs is a treatise of Homeric exegesis that condenses some major theological and philosophical themes that nourished Neoplatonic thought. Starting from eleven verses of The Odyssey, in which the poet describes…
  • Tractatus

    Hyenas or Lionesses? Mithraism and Women in the Religious World of the Late Antiquity

    In this article, Chalupa examines the scant evidence that has been found for the presence of women in the Roman cult of Mithras.
  • Monumentum

    Syncretistic amulet Abraxas-Mithras

    This syncretic amulet depicting Abraxas and the word MIΘPAZ was once displayed in the Cappello Museum of Venice.


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    Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima

    This shrine developed towards the end of 2nd century and remained active until beginning 4th.


  • Syndexios


    Slave of Philopalaestrus.
  • Liber

    Mithras Reader (2006)

    Mithras Reader: An academic and religious journal of Greek, Roman, and Persian studies is dedicated to all the religions of the classical world in all its aspects-literature, history, poetry and philosophy. It includes academic papers from researchers and…
  • Liber

    On Mithraism and Freemasonry (1996)

    The fraternal order that focussed on the worship of the ancient Iranian god Mithra was probably formed in Iran, Armenia, and Pontus (the southern coastal region of the Black Sea in eastern Anatolia, present-day Turkey). Travelers and colonists from theseS…
  • Notitia

    From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas

    Twelve centuries separate the decline of Roman Mithraism from the dawn of Freemasonry. Twelve centuries during which the mysteries of Mithras have remained more secret than ever.