View More View Less
  • 1 Ca' Foscari University of Venice, University of Verona, Italy
  • 2 Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $25.00

1 year subscription (Individual Only)

USD  $532.00

Summary

The aim of this article is to cast a light on the nature of the mysteries of Mithras in central Italy, focusing on the administrative division of Roman Etruria. The Regio VII in fact, despite not being the richest Italian area in terms of Mithraic findings, has nevertheless emerged as a privileged territory to observe different aspects of the cult, due to the great variety of its artefacts.

Hence, starting from the material evidence and from its distribution across the region, the social classes that took part in the worship of Mithras are identified. Consequently, the active role played by public officials in promoting the spread of the mysteries is discussed, as well as the cult diffusion among the lower classes, and the interest demonstrated by the aristocratic elites from the Middle/Late Empire.

The conclusion will examine the last phases of the cult in Etruria, showing how the Mithraic mysteries ended following diverse modalities during the first decades of the 5th century AD, sometimes because of violent acts of destruction, and sometimes in a peaceful manner.

The author instruction is available in PDF.

Please, download the file from HERE

  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.1
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 3
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Arcehology
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Classics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Cultura Studies
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 History
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Language and Linguistics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Language and Linguistics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q4 Linguistics and Language

 

  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.1
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 3
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 Arcehology
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 Classics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 Cultura Studies
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 History
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 Language and Linguistics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 Language and Linguistics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4 Linguistics and Language

Language: English, French, (Latin), German, Italian, Spanish

Founded in 1951
Size: B5
Publication: One volume of four issues annually
Indexing and Abstracting Services:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Current Contents - Arts and Humanities 

Subscribers can access the electronic version of every printed article.

Senior editors

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Takács, László

Managing Editor(s): Krähling, Edit

Editorial Board

      Dezső, T.
      Maróth, M.
      Mayer, Gy.
      Nagyillés, J.
      Simon, L. Z.
      Szekeres, Cs.
      Szovák, K.
      Visy, Zs.

 

Advisory Board

      Crawford, M.
      Easterling, P.
      Gastgeber, Chr.
      Horváth, L.
      Johnston, P.
      Láda, Cs.
      Maehler, H.
      Mastrocinque, A.
      Ritoók, Zs.

László Takács
Acta Antiqua
Egyetem utca 1.
H-2087 Piliscsaba
Phone: (+36 26) 375 375 / 2921
E-mail: acta.antiqua.hung@gmail.com