Universität Wien FIND
Course Exam

010099 VO The Roman Cult of Mithras (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

Thursday 02.02.2017



Assessment and permitted materials

Conditions of completion

Submission of a semestral paper on a chosen topic related to the Roman Cult of Mithras. Formal requirements: 8-10 pages (Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1,5); references (either footnotes or in-text citations) and bibliography are required.

Suggested Themes of semestral papers (examples)

• Mithraism: Rival of Christianty?
• Mithraism: Persian or „Persian“ Religion?
• Astrology: A Backdoor to the Understanding of the Roman Cult of Mithras?
• Origins of Mithraism from Archaeological Perspective
• Proselytization and Conversion in the Roman Cult of Mithras
• Mithraic Ritual: What We Can Know?
• Mithraeum: Its Architecture and Function

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Obligatory Reading
Manfred CLAUSS, Roman Cult of Mithras: The God and His Mysteries, Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press 2000 = Manfred CLAUSS, Mithras: Kult und Mysterium. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern 2012.

And also articles and studies relevant to particular lectures whose prior reading is required. The texts are to be found in pdf. format in the Study Materials.

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