The Roman Cult of Mithras: The God and His Mysteries

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Taylor & Francis, 2001 - 198 pages
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The Mithras cult first became evident in Rome towards the end of the first century AD. During the next two centuries, it spread to the frontiers of the Western empire. Energetically suppressed by the early Christians, who frequently constructed their churches over the caves in which Mithraic rituals took place, the cult was extinct by the end of the fourth century. Since its publication in Germany, Manfred Clauss's introduction to the Roman Mithras cult has become widely accepted as the most reliable and readable account of this fascinating subject. For the English edition, Clauss has updated the book to reflect recent research and new archaeological discoveries.

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Very solid introduction to the Mithras Cult. Covers it's entire lifespan and outlines all the major aspects of it's traditions. Generally all the geographical areas the cult thrived in are covered ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Great book as an introduction to the Roman mystery cult of Mithraism that flourished in the 2 and 3rd century. Highly recommended. Consulter l'avis complet

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Manfred Clauss is Professor of Ancient History at the Free University of Berlin. His many books include histories of Sparta and ancient Israel, as well as a concise biography of Cleopatra.

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