CHALUPA, Aleš. Mithraism in Ancient Syria: The Persian Cult on the Borders of the Roman Empire. In Maria Novotná et al. Anodos: Studies of the Ancient World. Trnava: Trnavská univerzita v Trnave, 2010. p. 57-66. ISBN 978-80-8082-500-3.
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Original name Mithraism in Ancient Syria: The Persian Cult on the Borders of the Roman Empire
Name in Czech Mithraismus ve starověké Sýrii: Perský kult na hranicích Římské říše
Name (in English) Mithraism in Ancient Syria: The Persian Cult on the Borders of the Roman Empire
Authors CHALUPA, Aleš (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Trnava, Anodos: Studies of the Ancient World, p. 57-66, 10 pp. 2010.
Publisher Trnavská univerzita v Trnave
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Original language Czech
Type of outcome Proceedings paper
Field of Study 60300 6.3 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/10:00050410
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
ISBN 978-80-8082-500-3
ISSN 1338-5410
Keywords (in Czech) Mithraismus; původ mithraismu;Sýrie; Dura Europos; Dolichos; Caesarea Maritima; Sidon; Hawarte
Keywords in English Mithraism; Syria; Origins of Mithraism; Dura Europos; Dolichos; Caesarea Maritima; Sidon; Hawarte
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Abstract
The article summarizes and evaluates Mithraic evidence from Ancient Syria. At the same time, it tries to answer two interrelated questions: 1) whether there is a special “quality” in Mithraic material from Syria which would justify us to postulate the existence of a special variety of Syrian Mithraism different from its Western form; 2) whether some of the Mithraic monuments from Syria can help us to clarify the vexed problem of Mithraic origins. After a careful analysis of the most important evidence answers to both questions must remain negative. Although the Syrian monuments clearly share some “Syrian artistic conventions”, they generally follow the norms and motifs known from the western provinces of the Roman Empire. The Syrian monuments are also usually relatively late, connected with the Roman military or administrative presence and do not contribute to our search for Mithraic origins in any decisive way.
Abstract (in English)
The article summarizes and evaluates Mithraic evidence from Ancient Syria. At the same time, it tries to answer two interrelated questions: 1) whether there is a special “quality” in Mithraic material from Syria which would justify us to postulate the existence of a special variety of Syrian Mithraism different from its Western form; 2) whether some of the Mithraic monuments from Syria can help us to clarify the vexed problem of Mithraic origins. After a careful analysis of the most important evidence answers to both questions must remain negative. Although the Syrian monuments clearly share some “Syrian artistic conventions”, they generally follow the norms and motifs known from the western provinces of the Roman Empire. The Syrian monuments are also usually relatively late, connected with the Roman military or administrative presence and do not contribute to our search for Mithraic origins in any decisive way.
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Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Postdoctoral projects
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