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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Studia Thaddaeo Sarnowski septuagenario ab amicis, collegis discipulisque dedicata, Varsaviae]. He religious ceremonies in the Roman army, staged devotes special atention not only to the archi- mostly in this complex.

Although a multi-aspect tectural form of this complex, but also to its vari- analysis of the headquarters building and the ous functions. To be able to present a complete the proper understanding of the function and legionsi picture lrgionis the cult activities of the Roman army, of the headquarters in the life of a military unit.

However, the religion of the Roman of them inscribed. A reconstruction aquilaa the role of army3 was not limited to the public mass cult, such objects may be reached through an analysis but extended to private spirituality and beliefs, of both their placement within the various parts meeting a wide range of personal needs. None- of the headquarters building and the purposes theless, the lgeionis between the individual they served, as in the classic article by Professor and collective, the private and public are not Sarnowski.

In the case of Moesia inferior, see the 2 he issue is analyzed for example also in Stoll Dziurdzik unknown original length remain: It is also a unique source for the study of tury AD.

On leter shapes in inscriptions from Novae, 8 Among others, the widely-discussed inscription ILBulg see Mrozewicz It requires the assumption Roman army, especially ofering sacriices, were that the formula dono dederunt was shortened performed by commanding oicers. As the heads to just a single leter. Some est-ranking centurion in a legion. Both cases evidently have nothing in preserved, a new reading could be considered, common with elgionis inscription from Novae.

Such a reading, how- that lehionis inscription contained a consular date ever, requires the assumption that contrary to leggionis connected with one of the mentioned magistrates. Com- to the military context, obviously present in the bined with the very low quality of the letering, preserved part of the irst line. Quintus Tineius Sacerdos Clemens?


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Tiberius Claudius Sacerdos Iulianus. Such an interpretation is all the more prob- In this aspect, they obviously difered from pro- able, as this site also yielded most of the evidence fessional cult functionaries, a category which for diviners haruspices acting for the military. It should be deined as those, whose status derived was proposed that they irst appeared in a strictly solely from the religious roles they held and per- military context already during the reign of Clau- formed.

Legioniz of them were obvi- in the army and position in military society. Due ously soldiers, like the most famous hemes, son solely to their performance of special religious of Mokimos, atested not only in a wall paint- duties, they ranked among the grades connected ing from Dura Europos, but also in the military with one-and-a-half and double standard pay ses- records on papyri.

It is debated, however, whether they Roman discipline. It was probably that the stonecuter made a mistake and skipped more a local grass-root development over a longer the additional stroke.

Since the evidence is rather period of time than an oicial centralised meas- weak, it is much safer to assume that the priest ure. Sozomenos, a Greek historian living of the unit or in the immediate vicinity of its fort, in the 5th century, claimed that chaplains were most probably in the surrounding setlement.

Especially large for in a military context is unknown. Many of numbers of veterans are recorded as priests, but these priesthoods should probably be viewed as it is impossible to determine whether they began civilian institutions that atracted the atention this duty as active soldiers or only ater they were of a nearby military community.

In many setlements dos had no ixed determined meaning and could in the frontier zone, the communities living in have been employed in relation to diverse groups the immediate vicinity of the military bases had of priests with diferent status and ailiation. Such in the army or not — has already been discussed. D olicheni ad leg ionem was used.

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Several possibilities aed ituus leg ioniswhich would mean that the exist, but the main question can be summarised as person in question was a soldier, progressing in follows: Since the priest is rect, then the priesthood in question is not a grade listed ater a rank-and-ile soldier, his name was in the army, but a function outside the legionary most likely included in the text for a diferent rea- camp. Of course, the question of whether the son than that of the irst person. In all probability priest himself was a civilian or a soldier perform- he did not erect the votive plaque together with ing his religious function of-duty remains impos- the soldier mentioned in the irst line, as in such sible to answer due to the incomplete state of the a case we should expect him to appear rather at monument.


It is therefore entirely possible that the beginning and not at the end of the text. Pre- an of-duty soldier acted as a priest and was con- sumably, he somehow supervised the placement sulted by another member of the military. Nothing more can be said about this per- activities clearly shows that he was not a military son other than that he was a member of the civil- priest.

In the oicial army religion, cult-related ian-military community.

It remains irresolvable actions were to be undertaken either by a speciic whether we are dealing with a civilian, a veteran military corporation schola, collegium 33 or in or an of-duty soldier. However, it clearly shows the leglonis of the unit, represented by an oicer.

An the existence of an unoicial, non-military priest- ofering by a rank-and-ile soldier deinitely could hood that inluenced the religious lives of some not have been placed in any of the venues con- soldiers.

Mit den ver- einem Priester genannt wird. Im Zusammenhang mit Abb. Wir wissen nicht, ob der Priester aus Novae eine Zivilperson oder ein Soldat war. Deshalb stellt sie ein wichtiges [- – -]nus mil es leg aqquila [I Italicae? Die Votivtafel wurde auch von keinem Institute of Archaeology ul. Historia ecclesiastica [in] Sozomenus. Traditions of the Magi: En rapport avec quelques inscrip- tions des principia de Novae, Archeologia Warszawa 3149— Les nouvelles inscriptions des primi pili de Novae, Archeologia Warszawa 39, 91— With contributions by A.

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