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Митреумы в Скифии и Тавриде
Mithraea in Scythia and Taurica

Author(s): Radosław Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Roman Army; Taurica; Mithraea; Mithras
Summary/Abstract: In the first centuries of our era, Roman garrisons periodically stationed in the Greek cities on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea. Civilians originating from the Roman provinces also resided there, while the local population gradually succumbed to Romanisation. The material evidence of this process includes finds confirming the performance of religious ceremonies that had previously been unknown in the discussed area. These include various artefacts linked to the cult of Mithras. The text presents various such finds from Balaklava-Kadykovka and Aj-Todor Cape, as well as from Chersonesos, Olbia and Tyras. The article analyses their relationship with the places where the Roman army was stationed. In the case of the listed settlements, certain hypotheses have been presented concerning the possible location of the Mithraea or temples devoted to various deities, including Mithras.

  • Page Range: 143-151
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English, Russian