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Epigraphy and Ritual: The Vow of a Legionary from Sulmo

John Scheid

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A graffito discovered in the temple of Hercules Curinus at Sulmo allows us to explore the ritual logic of the Roman vow, undoubtedly one of the most characteristic rites in Roman religion, with its ... More


The Cross in the New Testament and the Patristic Paradigm

Richard Viladesau

in The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188110
eISBN:
9780199784738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518811X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The pagan drawing known as the graffito of Alexamenos illustrates the scandal of the worship of a “crucified God” in the Roman Hellenistic world. From Roman documents, an approximate idea of what the ... More


Informal Writing in a Public Place: The Graffiti of Smyrna

Roger S. Bagnall

in Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267022
eISBN:
9780520948525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267022.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at a unique instance of the survival on a large scale of a type of everyday writing usually lost in its entirety, or at best preserved only in isolated places: the informal ... More


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