Mithraic Studies 2 Volumes Edited by John R. Hinnells


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Manchester University Press, 1975. First edition. Two Volumes. 560 pages. 40 b&w plates. Minor shelf-wear present, small tears present, slight fade to jacket. Very good set.

A collection of the papers presented at the Proceedings of the First International Congress of Mithraic Studies.

Mithraism, also known as the Mithraic mysteries, was a Roman mystery religion centred on the god Mithras. Although inspired by Iranian worship of the Zoroastrian divinity (yazata) Mithra, the Roman Mithras is linked to a new and distinctive imagery, with the level of continuity between Persian and Greco-Roman practice debated. The mysteries were popular among the Imperial Roman army from about the 1st to the 4th century CE.

Category Anthropology