The Roman Cult of Mithras: The God and His Mysteries

The Roman Cult of Mithras: The God and His Mysteries


By (author) Manfred Clauss

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 226mm x 16mm | 517g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415929776
  • ISBN 13: 9780415929776
  • Illustrations note: 124 colour illustrations

Product description

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author information

Manfred Clauss is Professor of Ancient History at the Free University of Berlin. His many books include histories of Sparta and ancient Israel, as well as a concise biography of Cleopatra.

Table of contents

List of illustrations Preface to the English edition Translator's preface Foreword Abbreviations Contexts 1. Mitra and Mithras 2. Religious perspectives in the Roman Empire 3. Mystery religions 4. The nature of the evidence The God and his Mysteries 5. The growth of the cult 6. Recruitment 7. The mithraeum 8. The sacred narrative 9. Ritual 10. Utensils 11. The priestly grades 12. Mithras, swift to save 13. Mithras and the other gods 14. Mithras and Christ Notes Bibliography Further reading General index Index of ancient passages Index of monuments and inscriptions