• Colonial Entanglements and Cultic Heterogeneity on Rome's Germanic Frontier

    Author(s):
    Karim Mata (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Greco-Roman religion
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MP6W
    Abstract:
    Roman expansion into the Rhineland was followed by centuries of religious entanglements that involved the interactions of individuals and communities with a variety of backgrounds, interests and agendas, and, over time, an array of cultic narratives and practices was maintained, transformed and abandoned. The notion of cultic heterogeneity used in this discussion is informed by the perception that all social constructs are reproduced through continuous affirmation vis-à-vis extent alternatives. Cultic discourse is inherently heterogeneous due to the discrepant attitudes, abilities and actions of situated agents. This will be explored by considering the symbolic narratives and ritual practices associated with the Hercules Magusanus cult on Rome’s Germanic frontier.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Publisher:
    Sidestone Press
    Author/Editor:
    V. Koutrafouri and J. Sanders
    Book Title:
    Ritual Failure: Archaeological Perspectives
    Chapter:
    7
    Start Page:
    131
    End Page:
    154
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 weeks ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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