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This page presents the the EJMS team:

Editors:
- Prof. Jaime Alvar
- Prof. Roger Beck
- Prof. José d'Encarnação
- Dr. Richard Gordon
- Dr. Alison Griffith                    
- Dr. Andreas Hensen                  
- Dr. Ingeborge Huld-Zetsche

Support group from Huelva University:
- Dr. Fernando Lozano Gómez (coordinator)
- Bella Domínguez Rodríguez
- Prado Ortiz Sánchez
- Teresa Rubio Lara
- David Villalón Torres

Webmaster:
- Eng. António Grilo

Prof. Jaime Alvar

( ja253@cam.ac.uk )

Jaime Alvar was born in Granada in 1955, Spain. He studied in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid finishing his PHD in 1980. Between 1979 and 1996 he teached at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He is Professor of Ancient History in the University of Huelva since 1996. Between 1981 and 1982 he received a scholarship from the German government (DAAD) at the Institut fur Altertumskunde de Koln. He has spent the academic year 1999-2000 in Cambridge working on a book on Mysteries in the  Roman Empire.
Jaime Alvar has dedicated his research activities to the world of pre-Roman colonisation and to the oriental religions in the Roman Empire.  He is currently the researcher responsible for the project "Ideological and religious change in ancient Mediterranean",  financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture. He is also responsible for the "Though and Religion in the Ancient World" research group of the Andaluzian Plan of Research of the Junta de Andalucía. Moreover he has been responsible for more specific research projects in the Universities of Besançon and Cambridge. He has been director of five PHD thesis on Ancient Religion. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the Magazine "Dialogues d'Histoire Ancienne" and Director of the ARYS magazine published by the University of Huelva dedicated to the study of sociology of ancient religions.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

- He is co-autor of the book "Cristianismo primitivo y religiones mistéricas" ("Primitive Christianity and Mystery Religions"), Madrid, Cátedra, 1995.

Papers:

- Alvar (J.), 1981: "El culto a Isis en Hispania" La religión romana en Hispania, Madrid, 309-319.
- Alvar (J.), 1981a: "El culto de Mitra en Hispania" MHA 5, 51-72.
- Alvar (J.), 1988: "Materiaux pour l'etude de la formule sive deus, sive dea" Numen 32,2, 236-273.
- Alvar (J.), 1991: "Marginalidad e integración en los cultos mistéricos"
- Gascó (F.),  Alvar (J.) (eds.) "Heterodoxos, reformadores y marginados en la Antiguedad clasica", Sevilla, 71-90.
- Alvar (J.), "Problemas metodologicos sobre el pristamo religioso", "Formas de difusion de las religiones antiguas" (ser. ARYS 3), Madrid, 1993, 1-33.
- Alvar (J.), "Los cultos mistericos en la Tarraconense", in Religio Deorum - Actas del coloquio internacional de epigrafma Culto y Sociedad en Occidente, Sabadell, 1993, 27-46.
- Alvar (J.), "Los cultos mistericos en Lusitania" Actas del II Congreso Peninsular de Historia Antigua, Coimbra, 1993, 789-814.
- Alvar (J.), "Diosas y esclavas en los misterios", Diáphora 9, Femmes-esclaves: Modèles d'interprétation anthropologique, économique et juridique. Atti del XXI Colloquio internazionale GIREA. Lacco Ameno 27-29 ottobre 1994,  Nápoles, 1999, 267-279.
- Alvar (J.), "Cinco lustros de investigacion sobre cultos mistericos en la Peninsula Iberica", Gerion, 11, 1993, 313-326.
- Alvar (J.) et al, "La religiosidad misterica en el espacio domestico", ARYS 1, 1998, 213-225.
- Alvar (J.), "Las religiones mistericas en Hispania", en Religion y MAgia en la Antiguedad, Valencia, 1999, 35-47.

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Prof. Roger Beck

( rbeck@credit.erin.utoronto.ca )

Roger Beck received his B.A. in Literae Humaniores at the Oxford University in 1961. In 1963 he attained the A.M. in Latin at the University of Illinois. He was Lecturer at the University of Manitoba between 1963 and 1964. In 1964 Roger Beck started his career at the University of Toronto, Erindale College and Department of Classics (Lecturer 1964-65, Assistant Professor 1968-74, Associate Professor 1974-84, Professor 1984-98, Professor Emeritus since 1998). He attained his Ph.D in Classical Philology at University of Illinois in 1971 with the thesis "Meter and Sense in Homeric Verse" (Supervisor: J.J. Bateman). He was appointed to Graduate School and cross-appointed to Centre for Religious Studies [currently Centre for the Study of Religion] in 1978, tenure in 1973.
He was Secretary of the Classical Association of Canada between 1977 and 1979. He was Review Editor of the Phoenix journal between 1978 and Associate Editor between 1982 and 1986.
His current research interests are Mithraism and religion in the Roman Empire; ancient astrology and astronomy; Petronius and the ancient novel.

PUBLICATIONS

- Beck (R.), "Ovid, Augustus, and a Nut Tree", Phoenix 19 (1965), 146-52.
- Beck (R.), "A Principle of Composition in Homeric Verse", Phoenix 26 (1972), 213-31.
- Beck (R.), "Some Observations on the Narrative Technique of Petronius", Phoenix 27 (1973), 42-61.
- Beck (R.), "Encolpius at the Cena", Phoenix 29 (1975), 271-83.
- Beck (R.), "Interpreting the Ponza Zodiac, I", Journal of Mithraic Studies I (1976), 1-19.
- Beck (R.), "The Seat of Mithras at the Equinoxes: Porphyry De antro nympharum 24", Journal of Mithraic Studies 1 (1976), 95-98.
- Beck (R.), "A Note on the Scorpion in the Tauroctony", Journal of Mithraic Studies 1 (1976), 208 f.
- Beck (R.), "Cautes and Cautopates: Some Astronomical Considerations", Journal of Mithraic Studies 2 (1977), 1-17.
- Beck (R.), "Interpreting the Ponza Zodiac, II", Journal of Mithraic Studies 2 (1977-78), 87-147.
- Beck (R.), "Sette Sfere, Sette Porte, and the Spring Equinoxes of A.D. 172 and 173", in Ugo Bianchi (ed.), Mysteria Mithrae (Leiden: Brill, 1979), 515-29.
- Beck (R.), "Eumolpus poeta, Eumolpus fabulator: A Study of Characterization in the Satyricon", Phoenix 33 (1979), 239-53.
- Beck (R.), Davidson (M): "The Mithraic Relief in Toronto, CIMRM 606", Journal of Mithraic Studies 3 (1980), 185-99.
- Beck (R.), "The Satyricon: Satire, Narrator, and Antecedents", Museum Helveticum 39 (1982), 206-14.
- Beck (R.), "The Mithraic Torchbearers and ‘Absence of Opposition’", Classical Views 26, N.S. 1 (1982), 126-40.
- Beck (R.), "Soteriology, the Mysteries, and the Ancient Novel: Iamblichus Babyloniaca as a Test-Case", in U. Bianchi and M.J. Vermaseren (edd.), La soteriologia dei culti orientali nell' Impero Romano, EPRO 92 (Leiden: Brill, 1982), 527-40.
- Beck (R.), "Mithraism since Franz Cumont", Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt 2.17.4. (1984), 2002-115.
- Beck (R.), "Astrology", "Horoscope", "Star-Worship" The Penguin Dictionary of Religions (ed. J.R. Hinnells, Harmondsworth, 1984), 52, 152 f., 311.
- Beck (R.), "The Rock-Cut Mithraea of Arupium (Dalmatia)", Phoenix 38 (1984), 356-71.
- Beck (R.), "Four Dacian Tauroctonies: Affinities within a Group of Mithraic Reliefs", Apulum 22 (1985), 45-61.
- Beck (R.), "The anabibazontes in the Manichaean Kephalaia", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 69 (1987), 193-6.
- Beck (R.), "Merkelbach's Mithras", Phoenix 41 (1987), 296-316.
- Beck (R.), Planetary Gods and Planetary Orders in the Mysteries of Mithras, Études préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain no. 109. Leiden: Brill, 1988, pp. xiv, 113, 7 plates.
- Beck (R.), "Thus Spake not Zarathustra: Zoroastrian Pseudepigrapha of the Graeco-Roman World", an Excursus in M. Boyce, A History of Zoroastrianism, Vol. III (Leiden: Brill, 1991), pp. 491-565.
- Beck (R.), 15 biographical entries on selected figures in Roman religion, in Who's Who of World Religions, ed. J.R. Hinnells (London: Macmillan, 1991).
- Beck (R.), "The Mithras Cult as Association", Studies in Religion 21 (1992), 3-13.
- Beck (R.), "Cosmogony and Cosmology II — In Mithraism", Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. 6, Fasc. 3 (1993), 307-310.
- Beck (R.), "In the Place of the Lion: Mithras in the Tauroctony", in J.R. Hinnells (ed.), Studies in Mithraism (Rome: Bretschneider, 1994), 29-50.
- Beck (R.), "Cosmic Models: Some Uses of Hellenistic Science in Roman Religion", in T.D. Barnes (ed.), The Sciences in Greco-Roman Society, = APEIRON 27.4 (1994), 99-117.
- Beck (R.), "Dio Cocceianus", Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. 7, Fasc. 4 (1995), 421.
- Beck (R.), "Zoroastrian Pseudepigrapha", in A New Dictionary of Religions (ed. J.R. Hinnells, Oxford: Blackwell, 1995), 573 f. (this is a revised and expanded edition of The Penguin Dictionary of Religions, above, and includes revised versions of my entries on "Astrology", "Horoscope", and "Star-Worship").
- Beck (R.), "The Mysteries of Mithras", in J.S. Kloppenborg and S.G. Wilson (eds.), Voluntary Associations in the Ancient World (London: Routledge, 1996), 176-185.
- Beck (R.), "Astrology", "Mithras", The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd ed. (Oxford: OUP, 1996), 195, 991 f. (also included in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (1998), 89, 473-5).
- Beck (R.), "Mystery Religions, Aretalogy, and the Ancient Novel", in G. Schmeling (ed.), The Novel in Antiquity (Leiden: Brill, 1996), 131-50.
- Beck (R.), "The Mysteries of Mithras: A New Account of Their Genesis", Journal of Roman Studies 88 (1998), 115-28.
- Beck (R.), "Qui mortalitatis causa convenerunt: The Meeting of the Virunum Mithraists on June 26, A.D. 184", Phoenix 52 (1998), 335-44.
- Beck (R.), "Ritual, Myth, Doctrine, and Initiation in the Mysteries of Mithras: New Evidence from a Cult Vessel", forthcoming in Journal of Roman Studies.
- Beck (R.), "The Astronomical Design of Karakush, a Royal Burial Site in Ancient Commagene: An Hypothesis", forthcoming in Culture and Cosmos.
"Apuleius the Novelist, Apuleius the Ostian Householder, and the Mithraeum of the Seven Spheres: Further Explorations of an Hypothesis of Filippo Coarelli", forthcoming in Stephen Wilson and Michel Desjardin (eds.), Text and Artifact: Judaism and Christianity in the Ancient Mediterranean World (provisional title) (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier U.P., 2000).
- Beck (R.), "On Becoming a Mithraist: New Evidence for the Propagation of the Mysteries", completed for a volume of studies from the 1996 Religious Rivalries seminar of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, to be edited by Leif Vaage.

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Prof. José d'Encarnação

(jde@ci.uc.pt)

José d'Encarnação has graduated in History at the Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, University of Lisbon, in January 1970. In 1971-72, he finished, in the National Museum of Ancient Art (Lisbon), the Course of Keeper of Museums. In that same year he also completed the Course of Pedagogical Sciences at the Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa. At the University of Coimbra (in which he is professor since 1976) he got his History PHD, in 1984, in the field of Pre-History and Archaeology. As University Professor, he achieved the top of his carreer in 5 June 1991. He has under his supervision the lectures of several classes on Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, namely History Of Classical Antiquity, Epigraphy, and respective seminars. He also gives lectures on Social Communication. As archaeologist, he is responsible, together with Guilherme Cardoso, for the study of the roman villa of Freiria (S. Domingos de Rana, Cascais) and for the research project on the roman presence in that county. He is also co-responsible for a research project with the aim of studying urban evolution of the village of Cascais since the Middle Ages until our time. He has written more than 200 texts, of which the most important are referred below. He has organised many conferences, for the most varied audiences, having already participated in approximately 100 scientific meetings, both in Portugal and abroad, generally with oral presentation.
He is also journalist, he writes for regional newspapers and as director and presenter of cultural programmes, he makes part of the Information Department of the Radio Club of Cascais since 1986.
He was rewarded in July 1994 with the medal of merit of the village of Cascais.
His bibliography is included in the book Personalidades da Costa de Estoril, I vol.,Cascais 1995, pp. 277-284.
José d'Encarnação is a member of the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres, of Barcelona, since October 1997 and member of the Real Academia de la Historia, of Madrid, since December 1999.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

- Encarnação (J.), Divindades Indígenas sob o Domínio Romano em Portugal (Subsídios para o seu Estudo), Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, Lisboa, 1975.
- Encarnação (J.), Inscrições Romanas do Conventus Pacensis - Subsídios para o Estudo da Romanização, 2 volumes, Coimbra, 1984.
- Encarnação (J.), Introdução ao Estudo da Epigrafia Latina. Coimbra, 1979, 1987.
- Encarnação (J.), Roteiro Epigráfico Romano de Cascais, Cascais, 1994.
- Encarnação (J.), Para uma História da Água no Concelho de Cascais, 1995. De col. com Guilherme Cardoso.
- Encarnação (J.), Estudos sobre Epigrafia, Coimbra (Livraria Minerva), 1998.

Papers:

- Encarnação (J.), "Indigenismo e romanização na Lusitânia", Biblos 62, 1986.
- Encarnação (J.), "Divindades Indígenas peninsulares: problemas metodológicos do seu estudo", Estudios sobre Ia Tabula Siarensis, Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueologia, IX, Madrid, 1988.
- Encarnação (J.), "Epigrafia romana de Moura", Moura na Época Romana, Câmara Municipal de Moura, 1990.
- Encarnação (J.), Chapter IV, on demography, and  VI, on the religion during the Roman period for volume I of the Nova História de Portugal, titled Portugal das Origens à Romanização coordinated by  Jorge de Alarcão, Editorial Presença, Lisboa, 1990.
- Encarnação (J.), "Da invenção de Inscrições romanas pelo humanista André de Resende", Biblos 67, 1991.
- Encarnação (J.), "A villa romana de Freiria e o seu enquadramento rural", Studia Historica - Historia Antigua (Salamanca) 10-11 1992-1993 (de colab. com Guilherme Cardoso).
- Encarnação (J.), "L'épigraphie du village à l'extrême Occident d'Hispania", L'Epigrafia del Villaggio, Faenza, 1993.
- Encarnação (J.), "Arqueologia e Epigrafia, uma complementaridade a potenciar", Trabalhos. de Antropologia e Etnologia 33 (I-2), 1993.
- Encarnação (J.), "Apostilas epigráficas", Humanitas 46, 1994.

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Dr. Richard Gordon

( michra@gmx.de )

Richard Lindsay Gordon was born on 2 August 1943. He got his first degree at the Jesus College, Cambridge 1966 in Classical Tripos (Ancient History option). He became postgraduated at the same institution 1969. He obtained his PHD in 1972 supervised by Prof. M.I. Finley, under the topic Mithraism in the Roman Empire (unpubl.).
Richard Gordon was a Research Fellow at the Downing College, Cambridge between 1969-70. Between 1970-79 he was Lecturer in interdisciplinary topics (Ancient Civilisation) at the School of Modern Languages and European History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was Visiting Fellow at the Darwin College, Cambridge between 1979-80. Between 1979-88 he was Senior Lecturer at the EUR, UEA, and since 1988 he is Senior Fellow at the same institution. Since July 1987 he lives as a private scholar in Germany.

Richard Gordon was editor of the Journal of Mithraic Studies (JMS) between 1975 and 1981.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

- Gordon (R.) (Editor and trans.), Myth, religion and society: structuralist essays by M. Detienne, L. Gernet, J-P. Vernant, P. Vidal-Naquet (CUP 1980 repr. 1986).

- Gordon (R.), Image and Value in the Graeco-Roman World: Studies in Mithraism and religious art Variorum Collected Studies series (Aldershot, 1996). 9 reprinted articles.

Papers:

- Gordon (R.), "Fear of freedom? Selective continuity in hellenistic religion", Didaskalos 4, 1972, 48-60
- Gordon (R.), "Mithraism and Roman society", Religion 2, 1972, 92-121 (repr. in Render unto Caesar: the religious sphere in world politics, edd. S.Petra Ramet & D.W. Treadgold (Lanham, Md., 1995), 95-130)
- Gordon (R.), "Franz Cumont and the doctrines of Mithraism", Mithraic Studies, ed. J.R. Hinnells (Manchester 1975), I, 215-48
- Gordon (R.), "The sacred geography of a mithraeum", Journal of Mithraic Studies 1, 1976, 119-65
- Gordon (R.), "A new Mithraic relief from Rome", JMS 1, 1976, 166-86
- Gordon (R.), "A note on the 'Mithraeum' at Cyrene", JMS 1, 1976, 210-21
- Gordon (R.), "Iconographical notes on the Pojejena reliefs", JMS 2, 1977-8, 73-78
- Gordon (R.), "The date and significance of CIMRM 598 [British Museum, Townley Collection]", JMS 2, 1977-8, 148-74
- Gordon (R.) (with J.R. Hinnells), "Some new photographs of well-known Mithraic reliefs", JMS 2, 1977-8, 198-223
- Gordon (R.), "The real and the imaginary: production and religion in the Graeco-Roman world", Art History 2, 1979, 5-34
- Gordon (R.), "Reality, evocation and boundary in the Mysteries of Mithras", JMS 3, 1979-80, 19-99
- Gordon (R.), "Panelled complications", JMS 3, 1979-80, 200-27
- Gordon (R.), "Aelian's peony: the location of magic in Graeco-Roman tradition", Comparative Criticism, 9 (ed. E.S. Shaffer) (Cambridge, 1987), 59-95
- Gordon (R.), "Lucan's Erictho", Homo Viator (Studies for J. Bramble) (eds. M and M. Whitby, P. Hardie) (Bristol,1987), 231-41
- Gordon (R.), "Authority, salvation and mystery in the Mysteries of Mithras", J.M.C.Toynbee Memorial Volume, eds. J. Huskinson, M. Beard, J. Reynolds (Newnham College, Cambridge, 1988), 45-80.
- Gordon (R.), "The moment of death: art and the ritual of Greek sacrifice": Acts of the XXVIth Congress. for the History of Art, Washington 11-16 August 1986 [CIHA] ( ed. I. Lavin et al.), (PennState UP, 1989), 431-37
- Gordon (R.), "From Republic to Principate: priesthood, religion and ideology"; "The Veil of Power: emperors, sacrifice and benefaction"; "Religion in the Roman Empire: the civic compromise and its limits", in M. Beard & J. North (eds.) Pagan Priests (Duckworth, London, 1990), 179-255
- Gordon (R.), "Roman Inscriptions, 1986-90", Journal of Roman Studies 83 (1993), 131-158 (with Joyce Reynolds, Charlotte Roueché and Mary Beard)
- Gordon (R.), "Mystery, metaphor and doctrine in the Mysteries of Mithras" in Studies in Mithraism: Papers associated with the Mithraic Panel organized on the occasion of the XVIth Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Rome 1990, ed. J. R. Hinnells (L'Erma di Bretschneider, Rome, 1994), 103-24.
- Gordon (R.), "The healing event in Graeco-Roman folk-medicine", in Ancient Medicine in its socio-cultural Context, eds. H.F.J. Horstmanshoff, P.J. van der Eijk, P.H. Schrijvers (Leyden, 1995), 363-76
- Gordon (R.), 14 articles for Oxford Classical Dictionary³ (1996): Mysteries, Oriental mysteries, Syncretism, IOMDolichenus, Men, Anubis, Apis, Horus, Isis, Sarapis, Osiris, Egyptian deities, Eunuchs religious, Vesta
- Gordon (R.), 4 articles for Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (Utrecht) (Leyden, 1995, 1999²): Poseidon, Pronoia, Helios, Anthropos
- Gordon (R.), 14 articles for Der Neue Pauly, 1-3 (1996-7): Anaitis, Arimaspoi, Belenus [never printed], Brachmanes, Bukoloi, Caelestis, Cannophori, Daktyloi Idaioi, Dendrophori, Dolichenus, Enyalios, Enyo
- Gordon (R.), "Quaedam veritatis umbrae: Hellenistic magic and astrology" in: T. Engberg-Pedersen (ed.) Conventional Values in the Hellenistic World (Aarhus, 1997), 128-58
- Gordon (R.), "Reporting the Marvellous: Private Divination in the Greek Magical Papyri", in: H. Kippenberg & P.Schäfer (edd.), Envisioning Magic: A Princeton Seminar and Symposium (Leyden, Brill, 1997), 65-92
- Gordon (R.), Roman Inscriptions, 1990-95", Journal of Roman Studies 87 (1997), 203-40 (with Mary Beard, Joyce Reynolds, Charlotte Roueché)
- Gordon (R.), "Imagining Greek and Roman magic," in: The Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, B. Ankarloo & S. Clark (edd.) (Athlone, London, 1999), vol. 2, 159-275
- Gordon (R.), " 'What's in a list?': listing in Greek and Graeco-Roman malign magical texts," in: D. Jordan, H. Montgomery & E. Thomasson (edd.) The World of Ancient Magic Papers from the first International Eitrem Seminar, Athens May 1997 (Bergen, 1999), 239-77
- Gordon (R.), "Talking of Magic" ???a??????a (Athens) no. 73 (Dec. 1999), 8-17 (in modern Greek)
- Gordon (R.), 12 articles for Der Neue Pauly, 6-8 (1998-2000): Kautes-Kautopates, Kotyto, Kureten, Logos, 2 (Zauberformel), Luna, Ma, Mars, Maskelli-Maskello, Mithras, Molpoi, Molpos

Reviews:

-"Reason and ritual in Greek tragedy: on René Girard and Marcel Detienne", Comparative Criticism 1 (ed. E.S. Shaffer) (Cambridge, 1979), 279-310
-"Who worshipped Mithras?", Journal of Roman Archaeology 7 (1994), 459-74.

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Dr. Alison Griffith

(a.griffith@clas.canterbury.ac.nz)

Alison Griffith received her B.A. degree in Classics and Archaeology in 1984 at the Wesleyan University. She recived the M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology in 1989 at the University of Michigan, and later in 1990 the M.A.in Latin at the same institution. She attained his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology in 1993 also at the University of Michigan with the dissertation "The Archaeological Evidence for Mithraism in Imperial Rome".
Alison Griffith started her professional career in 1983 and is Lecturer at University of Canterbury, Christchuch NEW ZEALAND, from 1997 to the present day. She also counts with much excavation experience.

PUBLICATIONS

- Griffith (A.), "Mithraism in the private and public lives of 4th-c. senators in Rome," forthcoming in Hermes
- Griffith (A.), "Mithras, Death and Redemption in Statius, Thebaid I.719-720" forthcoming in Latomus
- Griffith (A.), "Mithraism," in the Early Church On-line Encyclopedia Initiative (Evansville, IN 1995). Accessible at worldwide web site http://cedar.evansville.edu/~ecoleweb/articles/mithraism.html
- Griffith (A.), "The Archaeological Evidence for Mithraism as an Urban Phenomenon in Imperial Rome: A Work in Progress," in Studies in Mithraism, John R. Hinnells, ed. (Roma 1994) 125-29

Papers:

- Griffith (A.), "Cult and the ancient urban landscape: a case study of Mithraism and Roman topography," delivered at the "Roman Crossings: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Rome," Sydney, AUSTRALIA, September, 1999
- Griffith (A.), "Mithras, Hercules, and the Forum Boarium: Cattle Markets and Cattle Thieves from a Different Perspective," delivered at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association, December, 1998, Washington, DC (abstract: AJA 103 [1999] 303-304)
- Griffith (A.), "Mithras, Death and Redemption in Statius, Thebaid I.719-720" delivered at the Pacific Rim Conference in Latin Literature, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND, July, 1998
- Griffith (A.), "The Archaeological Narrative Underlying the Iconography of the Cult of Mithras in Imperial Rome," delivered in the University of Evansville Andiron Lecture Series, 1994, Evansville, IN
- Griffith (A.), "The Emperor, Sol Invictus, and Mithras: Using Imperial Delusions of Solar Grandeur as a Survival Tactic," delivered at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association, December, 1992, New Orleans, LA (abstract: AJA 97 [1993] 316)
- Griffith (A.), "Mithraism in 4th-century Rome: A Domestic Religion or a Religion for Domestics?", delivered at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association, December 1991, Chicago, IL (abstract: AJA 96 [1992] 373).
- Griffith (A.), "The Archaeological Evidence for Mithraism as an Urban Phenomenon in Imperial Rome: A Work in Progress," delivered at the Congress of the International Association of the Historians of Religion, Mithraic Sub-section, September 1990, Rome, Italy.

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Dr. Andreas Hensen

(AHensen@t-online.de)

Andreas Hensen was born in Stuttgart in 1967. He passed the High school examination in Stuttgart in 1986. He was in military service between 1986 and 1987. Between 1987/88-1992/93 he studied Archeology of Roman Provinces, Anthropology, Ancient History and History of Art at the Universities of Stuttgart, Freiburg and München. Since spring 1990 he had a scholarship of Bischöfliche Studienförderung "Cusanuswerk". He did Magister Artium between 1992/1993 with the subject "Das Mithräum im römischen Vicus von Wiesloch". Between 1993 and 1997 he was researcher on excavations led by the Department of Archeology in Baden-Württemberg (Karlsruhe) in Wiesloch. He was graduated in 1997 Graduation with the subject of dissertation: "Der römische Vicus von Wiesloch (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis). Untersuchungen zu den Ausgrabungen bis zum Jahre 1991". During 1997/98 he drew the concept and organisation of permanent archeological exhibition in the museum of the city of Wiesloch, in cooperation with the Department of Archeology. He was employed in the recently founded Central Archive of Archeological State-Museum of Baden-Württemberg in 1998/99. Since May 1999 he is employed in the Archeological section of Kurpfälzisches Museum (city of Heidelberg): Collaborator in research-program (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) about the Roman graveyard in Heidelberg-Neuenheim.

PUBLICATIONS

- Hensen (A.), Das Mithräum im Vicus von Wiesloch. Arch. Nachr. Baden 51/52, 1994, 30-37.
- Hensen (A.), Zu Caracallas Germanica Expeditio. Archäologisch-topographische Untersuchungen. Fundber. Baden-Württemberg 19/1, 1994, 219-254.
- Hensen (A.), Mercurio Mithrae. In: W. Czysz u.a. (Hrsg.) Provinzialrömische Forschungen. Festschrift für Günter Ulbert (Espelkamp 1995) 211-216.
- Hensen (A.), Der römische Vicus von Wiesloch. In: R. Ludwig u. B. Rabold (Hrsg.) Kultur(ge)schichten – Archäologie am Unteren Neckar. Arch. Inf. Baden-Württemberg 34 (1997) 27-31.
- Hensen (A.), Eine römische Spardose aus Wiesloch. Arch. Nachr. Baden 59, 1998, 3ff
- Hensen (A.), Der römische Vicus von Wiesloch (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis). In: N Hanel/ C. Schucany (Hrsg.) Colonia-municipium-vicus. BAR Internat. Ser. 783 (Oxford 1999) 83ff.
- Hensen (A.), Archäologie im Wieslocher „Dörndl" (mit R. Baumeister). Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg 1/1999, 55ff.
- Hensen (A.), Mars mit Gans. Kunstwerk des Monats Nr. 176. Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg (Heidelberg 1999).
- Hensen (A.), Die Civitas Ulpia Sueborum Nicrensium - Studien zu einem Gebietsausschnitt. In: E. Schallmayer (Hrsg.) Trajan in Germanien – Trajan im Reich. Saalburg-Schriften 5 (Bad Homburg 1999) 247ff.

Hensen (A.), Mithräum und Grab. Saalburg-Jahrbuch 50, 2000, 87-94.
Hensen (A.), Tempel des Mithras in Südwestdeutschland. In: Vorträges des 18. Niederbayerischen Archäologentages (2000) 93-110.
Hensen (A.), Der Wieslocher Vicus - Eine römische Landstadt. In: Wiesloch - Beiträge zur Geschichte 2 (2001) 11-26.
Hensen (A.), Cautes und Cautopates. Kunstwerk des Monats November 2001. Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg (2001).
Hensen (A.), Der Tod des Mysten. In: Ptuj in the Roman empire. Archaeologia Poetovionensis 2 (2002) 213-219.
Hensen (A.), Stichwort "Mithras - Archäologisches". In: Hoops Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 20 (2002) 103-110.
Hensen (A.), Stichwort "Mithraeum". In: Lexikon Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Band 5.4. neubearbeitete Auflage (2002).
Hensen (A.), Das römische Gräberfeld von Heidelberg-Neuenheim. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Baden 66, 2002, 3-13
Hensen (A.), Kurzer Bericht DFG-Projekt-Heidelberg. Archäologie in Deutschland 3/2002, 73.
Hensen (A.), Gräberfeld im Campus. Archäologie in Deutschland 1/2003 6-11.
Hensen (A.), Das 'zweite' Mithräum von Heidelberg. Results of the Conference 'Roman Mithraism: The evidence of the small finds'. Monograph Series of Archaeology in Flanders (im Druck).
Hensen (A.), Der "Eiskeller" von Bliesdalheim (mit M. Clauss). Results of the Conference 'Roman Mithraism: The evidence of the small finds'. Monograph Series of Archaeology in Flanders (im Druck).
Hensen (A.), Stichwort "Wiesloch". In: Neuauflage "Die Römer in Baden-Württemberg" (im Druck).
Hensen (A.), Die römische Nekropole von Heidelberg - Ein archäologisches Forschungsprojekt. Einblick. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrums (im Druck).

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Dr. Ingeborge Huld Zetsche

( HuldZet@aol.com )

Ingeborg Huld was born in 1934 in Berlin, she held school and some jobs till 1955 in eastern part of Berlin (DDR), then changed to Muenster/Westfalen (BRD), staring the courses of Prehistory, Ancient History, Classic Archaelology at university in 1958. She also frequented other universities (Freiburg im Breisgau, Basel, Zuerich, Mainz). She was promoted in 1968 at Mainz with the theme "Trierer Reliefsigillata. Werkstatt I ". After this she worked for the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft"   and then 1972-1999 at " Museum fuer Vor- und Fruehgeschichte - Archaeologisches Museum  Frankfurt am Main " for the Roman Department. The finds of Nida-Heddernheim turned her attention towards Roman Mithraism. She was married 1970-1995 with the Couturier  Konrad Zetsche.

PUBLICATIONS

- Ingeborg Huld-Zetsche, Mithras in Nida-Heddernheim.Gesamtkatalog. Archaeologische Reihe 6 des Museums für Vor- und Fruehgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main 1986).
- Ingeborg Huld-Zetsche, Die Stiertoetung des Mithras - ein astronomischer Code. Dieburger Kleine Schriften 12  (Dieburg 1997).
- Ingeborg Huld-Zetsche, Die Stiertoetung als Sternenkarte. Astralmythologische Hintergruende im Mithraskult.  Antike Welt 2, 1999, 99-104.
- Ingeborg Huld-Zetsche, Orientalische Kulte. In: Die Roemer zwischen Alpen und Nordmeer. Zivilisatorisches Erbe einer europaeischen Militaermacht.   Katalog zur Ausstellung 2000 ( im Druck).
- Ingeborg Huld-Zetsche, Der Mithraskult in den germanischen Provinzen. In:  W.Spickermann (Hrsg.), Religion in den germanischen Provinzen    (2000, im Druck).

REVIEWS

- G.Piccotini, Mithrastempel in Virunum. Germania 74, 1996, 290-291.
- D.Ulansey, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries. Germania 74, 1996, 291-298 ( zusammen mit M.Koeppl).

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Dr. António Grilo

( antonio.grilo@inov.pt )

António Grilo is graduated in Informatics and Computer Engineering in 1996 at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. He has finished is Master degree in Electrotecnical and Computer Engineering in 1998 and its PhD in Electrotecnical and Computer Engineering in 2004 at the same institution, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His research is focused on Communication Networks, namely Broadband and Wireless networks.

António Grilo took the study of roman civilization as a serious hobby. His main interest concerns roman religion, specially oriental and mystery cults, possessing extensive bibliography on the subject.

In 1998 he joined Nova Roma, an Internet community devoted to the promotion of roman studies. Within Nova Roma, he has built a site dedicated to the roman presence in portuguese territory. In September 1999 he presented Nova Roma at the 3rd Congress of Peninsular Archaeology in Vila Real, Portugal. He makes part of several Internet forums for the discussion of roman religion, namely mithras@egroups.com and ReligioRomana@egroups.com.

In November 1999 he invited Prof. Jaime Alvar and Prof. José Encarnação to start the Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies (EJMS) as a place for publication of research material providing free access to any people interested. He is now the webmaster of the EJMS.

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Support Group from Huelva University

The group is formed by four students of Huelva´s University plus a coordinator from the same University.  They are all volunteer who devote a significant amount of time attending and participating in the activities held by the Seminario Permanente de Historia de las Religiones of Huelva´s University (Continuous Seminar for the History of Religions).  This Seminar organises two sorts of activities.  On the one hand, it helds two full-term regular courses of Ancient History Religion.  The first course is aimed to provide the students –mostly engaged in Humanistics as well as Social Studies- with a fair kwnoledge of Ancient History Religion.  There are usually more than one hundred students attending the lessons, which make the Seminar well known and successfull.  The second course is devoted to the study of specific texts and evidences.  In order to fulfill the requirements for this second course, the students are encouraged to learn and study Ancient Epigraphy and Latin and Classical Greek.  On the other hand, the Seminario Permanente de Historia de las Religiones organises and conducts several conferences throughtout the year. The members of the Assistant Group are all attending the Seminar´s second course, except for the team´s coordinator who lectures part of the lessons. 

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