By M.J. Vermaseren
Mithriaca I is a brief monograph in regards to the Temple of Mithras at Capua. identified for the earlier half-century as some of the most very important sanctuaries of the cult so good attested in different places in Italy (for instance at Marino, whose Mithraeum is to be studied in Mithriaca II) and itself in use, V. indicates (p. 49), from the early moment until the center of the fourth century, it offers glimpses of the coming in Campania from far-off Persia of the grass-land mogul Mithra (miθrō yō vouru.gaoyaoitiš) who used to be to be hailed within the later Empire as Mithras invictus. the numerous older reveals at S. Maria Capua Vetere, first systematically investigated and released by means of Minto in Notizie degli Scavi (1924), 353 ff., are actually reassembled and revalued within the gentle of what has been chanced on on the grounds that, and for this activity nobody is healthier certified, in fact, than the writer. the following, within the 16th quantity of his sequence, he incorporates out his concise survey with the convenience and impeccable scholarship of the specialist in his personal unique field.
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Mainz (Geistes- tm4 Softalwiss. , IS) 1963. 1392 no 2 and Pl. 8. See also Cumont. Rei. '. Pl. XVI and the veiled children on a glass vessel in Florence (Matz. 1392 no 9 = Cumont. Rei. '. 202. fig. 13). 2) G. Wilpert. Le pitture delle catacombe ramane. Roma 1903. 11. PIs 132133; Cumont. Rei. '. 61 and fig. 3 remarks that no one has yet explained satisfactorily the fact of Vincentius' grave being in the Christian catacombs. The hypogeum is not mentioned at all in O. Marucchi. Le catacombe ramane.
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Otherwise the miles receives the crown under the threat of the sword I) P. de Labriolle: "sous le glaive, il rachete la couronne"; Mohrmann: "onder het zwaard koopt hij den krans" = he buys the crown; Kellner-Esser translates "hinwegnehmen" (Bibl. " 2) Refoulll, I45 f n. S. His objection to Chr. " 3) Pseudo-Augustine: see above p. 28 and below p. 43. 42 THE MITHRAEUM AT S. MARIA CAPUA VETERE but rejects it pronouncing an oath of fidelity which is also valid for the community (statimque creditu, Mith,ae miles).
Mithriaca I: The Mithraeum at S. Maria Capua Vetere by M.J. Vermaseren