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Author Halsberghe, Gaston.
Title Cult of Sol Invictus.
Imprint Boston : BRILL, 2015.

Author Halsberghe, Gaston.
Series Études Préliminaires Aux Religions Orientales Dans l'Empire Romain Ser.
Études Préliminaires Aux Religions Orientales Dans l'Empire Romain Ser.
Subject Sun worship.
Cults -- Rome.
Rome -- Religion.
Author Halsberghe, Gaston.
Series Études Préliminaires Aux Religions Orientales Dans l'Empire Romain Ser.
Études Préliminaires Aux Religions Orientales Dans l'Empire Romain Ser.
Subject Sun worship.
Cults -- Rome.
Rome -- Religion.
Description 1 online resource (189 pages).
Note Print version record.
Contents THE CULT OF SOL INVICTUS; CONTENTS; Introduction; I. The Literary Texts; II. The sun cult up to the first century of the Empire; III. The Eastern religions: their distribution and adherents; IV. Sol Invictus Elagabal; 1. Before A.D. 218; 2. The first steps after his accession; a) The political background; b) The religious reforms; 3. The establishment of the cult of Sol Invictus Elagabal at Rome; a) The arrival of Elagabalus in Rome; b) The founding of the temples; c) The priests of Sol Invictus Elagabal; d) The dogma; e) The ritual; 4. The theogamy of Sol Invictus Elagabal.
A) The theogamy with Minervab) The theogamy with Dea Caelestis; 5. A cult adoption; 6. The end of Elagabalus; the damnatio memoriae; V. The continuation of the cult of Sol Invictus; 1. Traces in Rome; 2. The spread of the cult; 3. Sol Invictus and the legions; 4. Sol Invictus Mithra and Sol Invictus Elagabal; 5. Iconic representation of Sol Invictus Elagabal; VI. The reign of Aurelian; 1. Spring A.D. 270 to the end of 275; 2. The religious reforms instituted by Aurelian; 3. The essence of the new cult; 4. Deus Sol Invictus is a true Roman sun god.
Note 5. The cult of Deus Sol Invictus after AurelianVII. Conclusion.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9004296255
9789004296251 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 965157592
Additional Format Print version: Halsberghe, Gaston. Cult of Sol Invictus. Boston : BRILL, ©2015 9789004308312.


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