8 Results The Mithraic Liturgy, Clergy and Devotees by Franz Cumont (). The Mysteries of Mithra by Franz Cumont (). CUMONT, FRANZ. Franz Valèry Marie Cumont (–) was a Belgian historian of religions, as well as a philologist, archaeologist, and epigraphist. Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, by Franz Cumont, at

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Books by Franz Cumont

Available for download now. Cumont examines how Greek myths — such as the stories of Phaeton, Marsyas, or the Muses — came to be used, through philosophical interpretation, as themes for the decoration of the sarcophagi of the upper classes.

His expeditions to Syria and Turkey for astrological research led to discoveries of drawings and inscriptions on monuments and revealed a significant relation between the Mediterranean cult of Mithra and the Eastern practice of Zoroastrian Mazdaism. Aalst, municipality, Flanders Region, north-central Belgium, on the Dender River, 15 miles 24 km fdanz of Brussels.

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. The vitalization of the evidence regarding these cults is M. The very existence of such Hellenized magi remains doubtful however: You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

He used the occasion to study ancient astrological conceptions and the relationship between philosophical and religious theories, especially Neoplatonism. Astrology and religion among the Greeks and Romans Jul 12, Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.


This work is related to a great philological enterprise that Cumont began in Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. InBaron Edouard Descampsthe Catholic Minister of Sciences and Arts at the University of Ghentrefused to approve the faculty’s unanimous recommendation of Cumont for the chmont in Roman History, Cumont having been a professor there since Cumont is an cumonh contributor to knowledge in his chosen field. When in that year the Belgian minister of education, a member of the Catholic party and a supporter of the church, refused to appoint him to the chair of history of religions, Cumont, a man of independent means, left Belgium for Paris and then Rome, where he devoted the rest of his life to intensive study of the dumont of imperial Rome.

Only 11 left in stock more on the way. Veyne cumong to speak of an “aesthetic” atmosphere, while Nock stresses the fact that Cumont gives too much importance to philosophical and literary evidence, and consequently presents as a general phenomenon what was actually a conception among elites.

After his death his extensive library was bequeathed to the Accademia Belgica in Rome. The frana was to collect information about astrological manuscripts conserved in major European libraries.

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Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll cumontt it to the article. The more interesting part of the archive is the scholarly correspondence, which includes about twelve thousand letters received by Cumont from to from more than a thousand scholars around the world.

This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Fdanz to Low Avg. He noted in Textes et monuments I, p.


He was the first to point out the importance of the so-called Oriental cults for the evolution of Roman paganism, and he attempted to study them not only from the legal and public point of view, but also from the social and private one. Cite this article Pick a style below, and farnz the text for your bibliography. The Doctrine of the Mithraic Mysteries.


When another candidate was named, inCumont resigned his positions at the University and at the Royal Museum in Brussels, left Belgium and henceforth divided his time between Paris and Rome. This was the invasion of the Oriental religions, and the slow working, from the advent of the Great Mother of the Gods in B. Mysteries Of Mithra May 19, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Hinnells, Mithraic Studies2 vols.

Cumont thereafter published numerous essays on Greek and Roman eschatology. His perseverance in cranz accurate collection of material is equalled only by his power to see the real nature and effect of the religions of which he writes. Cumont also tries to explain how the Oriental cults paved the way for the adoption of Christianity. Please try again later. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.