The Religion of Iuppiter Dolichenus in the Roman Army. Michael P. Spiedel.
The Religion of Iuppiter Dolichenus in the Roman Army

The Religion of Iuppiter Dolichenus in the Roman Army

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1978.

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 92 pp + 24 b/w plates, color frontispiece, and folding map. Fine copy in original green cloth. As described in the foreword: "Of the oriental religions that swept across the Roman empire as forerunners of Christianity, the cult of Iuppiter Dolichenus was, together with Mithraism, the most successful in the Roman army. It may thus reveal something of the spirit of an army that was as multinational and multicultural as it was loyal, disciplined and efficient. The hope of gaining insight into the spirit of such an army and the spell of a powerful, mysterious religion prompted this study."

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