The cult of Jupiter Dolichenus in Moesia Superior: mining aspects
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The cult of Jupiter Dolichenus, of Oriental origin, is evident throughout almost all the territory of the Roman Empire. The followers of the Dolichenus theology, such as soldiers, priests, tradesmen, miners and freedmen dedicated figurative representations as well as numerous inscriptions to the glory of the deity. In the territory of Upper Moesia, a particular frequency of dedications is noticed along the Danube border region/limes. In this study I shall deal with a somewhat particular type of Dolichenus believers, namely those who had a direct or indirect connection with the mining areas of Upper Moesia.
Keywords:Jupiter Dolichenus / Upper Moesia / believers / mining areas
Source:Romanising Oriental gods? Religious transformations in the Balkan provinces in the Roman period. New finds and novel perspectives, 2015, 323-332
- Skopje : Macedonia Academy of Scineces and Arts
- Leiden : University of Leiden