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Acta diurna is our Mithraic social stream for keeping up to date with what is happening in The New Mithraeum.

 
 
February 2023
Syndexios

Quintio

A slave of a certain Flavius Baeticus, Quintio dedicated an altar to the health of a companion.

 
 
February 2023
Syndexios

Gaius Accius Hedychrus

Pater Patrum at Emerita Augusta

 
 
February 2023
Syndexios

Marcus Valerius Secundus

Centurio frumentarius probably from Tarraco, who served in the Legio VII Gemina located in Emerita Agusta.

 
 
February 2023
Socius
 
February 2023
Monumentum

Tauroctony of Ottavio Zeno

The relief of Mithras slaying the bull by Ottavio Zeno is lost, but two tablets of Cautes and Cautopates, which were part of the same ensemble, has been exposed at the Louvre.

 
February 2023
NewLiber

Roman Religion in the Danubian Provinces. Space Sacralisation and Religious Communication during the Principate (1st–3rd century AD)

The Danubian provinces represent one of the largest macro-units within the Roman Empire, with a large and rich heritage of Roman material evidence.

 
Hello, I love this slab. Here, Cautes is carrying a torch with a figure on it, climbing towards the sky. This is extraordinary. The bas-relief found in the Basilica of Santo Rotondo on the Caelian Hill in Rome shows the Sun holding a small ball or round stone in his left hand which evokes a soul. This would be the image of the resurrection, the path of the soul that ascends to the Sun (Cautès). This image is found on the bas-relief of Tor Cervara in Rome, also kept in the Museum of the Baths of Diocletian. Here too, the Sun carries a round ball in his left hand. Here on your relief, it is a child. This resembles the iconography of the Middle Ages where the soul was represented as a child coming out of the mouth. In the background, the Berlin bull (Neues Museum in Berlin, 2nd century AD.) has its mouth open and is letting out a tongue which could be a soul, as mythology suggests (Gasquet, 1899). So, can we consider this child as the soul carried by Cautès, and coming out of the bull's mouth ? It shoud be revolutionnary !
 
Danuvius stele a C. Szabo mihi extraordinarius videtur. Accurate pictum videre vellem. Ubi est Sol, numquid puer ex ore tauri egreditur? Videmusne religionem inter Mithrae et Christianitatem? Multae post scriptum quaestiones : nomen meum est dominicus, princeps minimus, hoc est caput familiae.
 
February 2023
NewLiber

Sol: Image and Meaning of the Sun in Roman Art and Religion

With this analysis of Sol images, Steven E. Hijmans paints a new picture of the solar cult in ancient Rome.

 
February 2023
Syndexios

Secundinius Amantius

He was cornicularius, supply officer, to the prefect of the Legion XXII Primigenia.

 
 
February 2023
Monumentum

Altar to Mithras and Mars of Mainz

This altar has been unusually dedicated to both gods Mithras and Mars at Mogontiacum, present-day Mainz.

 
February 2023
Syndexios

Lucius Apronius Chrysomallus

Dedicated an altar found in Gallia Narbonensis on the occasion of his elevation to the grade of Perses.

 
 
February 2023
Monumentum

Inscription of Vaison-la-Romaine

This is one of the few known Mithraic inscriptions dedicated by a member who attained the grade of Perses.

 
February 2023
Syndexios

Kamerios

Kamerios reached the third grade in the Mithraic ladder. A graffiti celebrates his achievement in the Mithraeum of Dura Europos.

 
 
February 2023
Monumentum

Graffiti to Kamelios from Dura Europos Mithraeum

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

 
February 2023
NewSocia

Historian, lover of Antiquity

 
February 2023
NewSocius
 
February 2023
NewVideo

La creación del mito de Mitra | Jaime Alvar Ezquerra

Jaime Alvar Ezquerra habla de 'La creación del mito de Mitra' en el tercer seminario online de Aglaya.

 
February 2023
Liber

El culto de Mitra en Hispania

La religión de la Hispania romana no ha sido un campo suficientemente trabajado.

 
February 2023
Monumentum

Villa romana de Fuente Álamo

One of the rooms of the villa has been interpreted as a mithraeum, but we do not have enough evidence to confirm this.

 
February 2023
NewMonumentum

Gran mitreo de Mérida

Jaime Alvar speculates that the Gran Mitreo de Mérida could have been located in this area, based on a series of materials unearthed by Mélida during the excavations of 1926 and 1927.