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17 May 2007

304 Pages | 17 figures

ISBN: 9780199216130

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The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire

Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Roger Beck

A study of the religious system of Mithraism, one of the 'mystery cults' popular in the Roman Empire contemporary with early Christianity. Mithraism is described from the point of view of the initiate engaging with its rich repertoire of symbols and practices.