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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.
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
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 these
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