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The Rules of the Temple of Jupiter Liber in Furfo (CIL I, 756)

Author(s): Tamás Adamik
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Geography, Regional studies, Ancient World, Historical Linguistics, Philology, History of Religion
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: history; ancient rome; Jupiter Liber; temple; inscriptions; Latin; roman religion;

Summary/Abstract: There are some important editions of this inscription (CIL I, 756) nevertheless their text is unsatisfactory. Althought some details are disputable in the Latin text of the inscription, yet its intention and aim are clear and unambiguous. The temple in Furfo is dedicated to Jupiter Liber. In the temple regulations every activity is permitted — except bad faith and stealing — in interest of the temple and this suits well both the utilitarian view of the local vineyardists, and the businesslike, contractual nature of the roman religion.

  • Issue Year: 46/2002
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 65-78
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian