The cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity: development, decline and demise ca. A. D. 270-430

Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Religious Change in Late Antiquity: Changing Scholarly Views -- The Cult of Mithras: A Brief Introduction -- The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity: Changing Scholarly Views -- The Structure of This Volume -- Selecting...

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Main Author: Walsh, David A. (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2018
Series/Journal:Late Antique Archaeology Supplementary Series Band 2
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Mithraism
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Walsh, David: The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity : Development, Decline and Demise Ca. A. D. 270-430. - Boston : BRILL,c2018. - 9789004380806
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Summary:Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Religious Change in Late Antiquity: Changing Scholarly Views -- The Cult of Mithras: A Brief Introduction -- The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity: Changing Scholarly Views -- The Structure of This Volume -- Selecting the Evidence -- A Note on Terminology -- Chapter 1 The Development of the Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity -- The Location of Mithraea -- Mithraic Architecture -- Mithraic Iconography -- Patronage and Membership -- Mithraic Hierarchies -- Ritual Practice -- Initiation Rituals -- Sacrifices -- Feasts -- Votive Practices -- The Ritual Fragmentation of Objects -- Variations of the Name 'Mithras' -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 The Decline of the Cult I: The Evidence -- Introduction -- The Decline in Construction/Restoration of Mithraea -- Mithraea and Wider Patterns of Construction and Repair in Late Antiquity -- Charting the Declining Use of Individual Mithraea -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 The Decline of the Cult II: Explaining the Decline -- Introduction -- Declining Populations -- Changing Social Networks -- Changes in Mithraic Rituals -- Coercion by the Imperial Government -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 The Fate of Mithraea -- Introduction -- Geographical and Chronological Variation in the Fate of Mithraea -- Factors Contributing to the Fate of Mithraea -- Christian Iconoclasm -- 'Barbarian' Incursions -- Civil War -- Imperial Legislation -- Natural Disasters and Accidental Destruction -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Gazetteer of Mithraea Active in the 4th c. and Those That Exhibit Evidence of Christian Iconoclasm -- A. Britain -- A.1 Borcovicium (Housesteads) -- A.2 Brocolitia (Carrawburgh) -- A.3 Londinium (London) -- B. Germany -- B.1 Biesheim -- B.2 Bornheim-Sechtem -- B.3 Gimmeldingen -- B.4 Reichweiler -- B.5 Rockenhausen -- C. Noricum
C.1 Ad Enum (Pons Aeni) -- C.2 Lentia (Linz) -- C.3 Schachadorf -- C.4 St. Urban -- D. Pannonia -- D.1 Aquincum IV ('of Symphorus') -- D.2 Carnuntum I -- D.3 Carnuntum III -- D.4 Poetovio II (Ptuj) -- D.5 Poetovio III -- D.6 Poetovio V -- E. Dalmatia -- E.1 Arupium (Prozor) I and II -- E.2 Epidaurum (Cavtat) -- E.3 Jajce -- E.4 Konjic -- F. Italy (Excluding Rome and Ostia) -- F.1 Capua -- F.2 Ponza -- F.3 Spoletium -- F.4 Timavo -- F.5 Vulci -- G. Gaul -- G.1 Augusta Treverorum (Trier) -- G.2 Burdigala (Bordeaux) -- G.3 Forum Claudii Vallensium Octodurensium (Martigny) -- G.4 Les Bolards -- G.5 Mackwiller -- G.6 Pons Saravi (Sarrebourg) -- G.7 Septeuil -- G.8 Tienen -- G.9 Venetonimagus (Vieu-en-Val-Romney) -- H. Spain -- H.1 Lucus Augusti (Lugo) -- I. North Africa -- I.1 Lambaesis -- J. The Eastern Mediterranean -- J.1 Caesarea Maritima -- J.2 Doliche -- J.3 Hawarte -- J.4 Ša'āra -- Appendix B: Mithraea Constructed and Repaired ca. AD 201-400 -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9004383069
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/9789004383067