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Let in the light: Ancient Roman fort designed for celestial show - Fox News

Let in the light: Ancient Roman fort designed for celestial show - Fox News | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
The gateways of an ancient Roman fort in Britain are roughly aligned with the light from the sun during the summer and winter solstices a design that would have resulted in a striking scene on the shortest and longest days of the year, a researcher...
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The Lost Gods Episode 03 The Romans

The Romans. The spectacular rise and fall of the Roman Empire fascinates us to this day, as evidenced by the success of films like Gladiator and the HBO seri...
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Copper Alloy Figure of Mars

Copper Alloy Figure of Mars | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
Copper Alloy Figure of Mars
2nd Century AD
Romano British
(Source: The British Museum)
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(EN) – Glossary of Greek and Roman Mythology

(EN) – Glossary of Greek and Roman Mythology | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

"Greek & Roman Mythology"


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Rome: Worship in Rome (HBO)

A look inside the religious practices of Rome. For more information on Rome log onto HBO.com. Watch Rome online at HBO GO® http://itsh.bo/i0riR5. With HBO GO...
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Papal Prodigies?

Papal Prodigies? | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
Well since the news seems to be exploding with the tale of the raven, the dove, and the gull at the Pope's place today, it seems like a good time to compare what might have happened a couple millen...
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Apollo Citharoedus wearing a long green cloak

Apollo Citharoedus wearing a long green cloak | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
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Julian the apostate and the magician

From Eunapius, Lives of the Philosophers and Sophists, on Maximus the theurgist: But Eusebius [of Myndus], at least when Maximus was present, used to avoid precise and exact divisions of a disputation and dialectical devices and subtleties; though...
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DOMVS ROMANA: Nuptiae, ritos de una boda romana

DOMVS ROMANA: Nuptiae, ritos de una boda romana | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

Via domingo vallejo, Estrella Arango
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The Sun God in the Synagogue

The Sun God in the Synagogue | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
The 92nd Street Y in New York City called me a few months ago, asking me to speak. We discussed possible topics, and I finally chose “What’s a Greek God Doing in an Ancient Synagogue?
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Roman Bronze Statuette of Jupiter

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Roman Bronze Statuette of Jupiter
An ancient Roman bronze statuette of Jupiter  (Zeus).  The god stands nude except for a drapery over his left shoulder with his weight on his right leg.
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Temple of Castor & Pollux (Article)

Temple of Castor & Pollux (Article) | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
The Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum of Rome was erected in the final decade of the 1st century BCE, replacing the earlier temple to the twin sons of Jupiter which had stood on the site since 484 BCE.
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Hortus Hesperidum / Ὁ κῆπος Ἑσπερίδων: Mundus Patet

Hortus Hesperidum / Ὁ κῆπος Ἑσπερίδων: Mundus Patet | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

En la antigua Roma el día 8 de noviembre , como el 24 de agosto y el 5 de octubre, eran días religiosi.Se celebraba el Mundus Patet" el mundo está abierto" en estos días los espíritus de los difuntos vagaban libremente por la ciudad pues la puerta del Hades estaba abierta. Resulta semejante a la moderna fiesta de Halloween de la noche 31 de octubre.


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The translation of the Gallic faith into the Roman pantheon

The translation of the Gallic faith into the Roman pantheon | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
The continental neighbors of the Romans, the Gallic tribes were considered barbaric entities which the Republic and Empire attempted to colonize multiple times.  Stretching through modern day Fra...

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A ray of light for Mithras at Hawarte on the 25th December?

A ray of light for Mithras at Hawarte on the 25th December? | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
I’ve been back working on the Mithras site in the evenings, and in particular looking at Mithraea found in recent years.   I’ve created a page for these, and I’m going through them.
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The Roman Temple of Portunus

The Roman Temple of Portunus | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
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The Roman Temple of Portunus, Rome, Italy, 1st century B.C.E.
The year 221 B.C.E. was a turning point both for Rome and for Roman art.
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Los druidas

Los druidas | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
Un dios celta. Dios de Bouray-sur-Juine, principios del siglo I d.C.
Magos y brujos en el imaginario colectivo, los druidas eran en realidad filósofos y teólogos.…
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Sarah Bond: Do You Think That's A Bad Sign? : Birds and Omens in the Roman Empire

Sarah Bond: Do You Think That's A Bad Sign? : Birds and Omens in the Roman Empire | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

Today was not a good day for birds of peace, or so it seems at first glance. In a service at Saint Peter's, two children released doves alongside the Pope as symbols of hope and peace amid the turmoil in Ukraine. After their release, a crow and then a seagull quickly attacked the birds. Though it appears the doves may have gotten away, social media outlets were quick to note that the sight was a "bad omen."

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Another take on the same subject as "Papal Prodigies?" posted earlier.

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The Gates of Hell Closed by the Byzantines

The Gates of Hell Closed by the Byzantines | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

Known as Pluto's Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition.

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Major pagan temples still operating in the Eastern Roman Empire in the 5-6th century?

The edicts of Theodosius I which closed all the temples and made offering sacrifice, in public or private, a crime of high treason were, of course, not enforced.  The code that transmits these edicts to us, the Theodosian code, itself bears witness...
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One god - pagan monotheism in the roman empire by S. Mitchell

One God
-Pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire-
edited by Stephen Mitchell & Peter Van Nuffelen
Cambridge University Press, 2010, 250p

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Double-faced Mithraic relief.

Double-faced Mithraic relief. | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

Lion-headed human form, entwined by the serpent (leontocephaline)
The name of the figure has been deciphered from dedicatory inscriptions to be Arimanius

 

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Mosaic of Dionysus 
4th Century AD

Mosaic of Dionysus <br/>4th Century AD | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
Mosaic of Dionysus 
4th Century AD
Roman
(Source: The British Museum)
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Beyond the Baths: Religion in Roman Britain

Beyond the Baths: Religion in Roman Britain | Religio Romana | Scoop.it

It is notable that rather than an imposed religious system, Roman Britain experienced a unique and distinctly Romano-British phenomenon which came as the result of the merging of Roman and British cultures.

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Roman Religion (Encyclopedia Definition)

Roman Religion (Encyclopedia Definition) | Religio Romana | Scoop.it
In many societies, ancient and modern, religion has performed a major role in their development, and the Roman Empire was no different. From the beginning Roman religion was polytheistic.
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