The second in a series of weekly instalments featuring insights from the authors of ‘Images of Mithra‘, published in March 2017, looks at what we can learn about the community of Mithras worshippers in the Roman world through the objects that depict the god.
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The first in a series of weekly instalments featuring insights from the authors of ‘Images of Mithra‘, published in March 2017, looks at perhaps the most well-known depiction of Mithras – the ‘tauroctony’ – and the peculiar direction of the god’s gaze.
Continue reading “The Importance of Mithras’ Stare: where to look?”
Mithras to the Romans, Mihr and Mithra in ancient Persia, Miiro in Kushan Bactria, this figure is not without allure. These names – similar yet distinct, that applied to figures with much in common, but equally a great deal to distinguish them – sparked the very simple question, what’s in a name?
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