Franz Cumont, Les mystères de Mithra

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The Mysteries of Mithra reproduce the findings of texts and figurative monuments related to the Mysteries of Mithra (1894-1899), the masterpiece in which Franz Cumont gathered the entire corpus of Mithraic evidence (texts, inscriptions, coins, gems, reliefs) . In these conclusions - which is republished here the third edition published in Brussels in 1913 - Cumont supports the thesis of continuity between the conceptions and rites broadcast by Zoroastrians and Magi Mithraism in the Roman Empire. This new edition is enriched by a historiographical introduction and publication of a novel written, annotated by Th. Mommsen, in which Cumont exhibited his first thoughts on the spread of Mithraism in the West. It also proposes the handwritten notes kept in the personal copy of Cumont of texts and figurative monuments related to the Mysteries of Mithra, deposited at the Academia Belgica in Rome. Finally, it offers a wide panorama of over a century of Mithraic studies.
Original languageFrench
PublisherNino Aragno Editore
ISBN (Print)978-88-8419-610-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBibliotheca Cumontiana-Scripta Maiora

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