Semantics of the Mosaic Images in the Southern Nef of the Episcopal Basilica of Antique Plovdiv Cover Image

Семантика на мозаечните изображения в южния кораб на епископската базилика на Античния Пловдив
Semantics of the Mosaic Images in the Southern Nef of the Episcopal Basilica of Antique Plovdiv

Author(s): Petar Gramatikov
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Philippopolis; donatio; investitura; polychrome mosaic; Constantius II
Summary/Abstract: Is it plausible hypothesis that the geometric ornaments of the first level of the polychrome mosaic resemble the Roman custom of proclaiming a ruler, empowering with imperial power, which symbolically happened by raising on a shield? The article is an attempt to explain the meaning of the symbols on the mosaics at the Episcopal basilica of ancient Philippopolis, a locus where some of the sessions of the semi-Arian council in 343 A.D. took place.

  • Page Range: 170-177
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Bulgarian