The Thracian Hero on the Danube New Interpretation of an Inscription from Diana
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The paper looks at some aspects of the Thracian Hero cult on the Danube frontier of Upper Moesia inspired by a reinterpretation of a Latin votive inscription from Diana, which, as the paper proposes, was dedicated to Deo Totovitioni. Based on epigraphic analogies, the paper puts forth the view that it was a dedication to the Thracian Hero, since it is in the context of this particular cult that the epithet Totovitio has been attested in various variants (Toto-viti- / Toto-bisi- / Toto-ithi-).
Keywords:Latin epigraphy / Upper Moesia / Djerdap/Iron Gates / Thracian epithets / Thracian cult / Thracian Hero / religion
Source:Balcanica, 2013, XLIV, 7-20
- Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts