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Franz Cumont , born Jan. His expeditions to Syria and Turkey for astrological research led to discoveries of drawings and inscriptions on monuments and revealed a significant relation between the Mediterranean cult of Mithra and the Eastern practice of Zoroastrian Mazdaism. Franz Cumont. Info Print Cite.


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Cumont, Franz Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Franz Cumont. Most widely held works by Franz Cumont. The Oriental religions in Roman paganism by Franz Cumont Book editions published between and in 6 languages and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide This is a very detailed review of what is known about the eastern religions which were absorbed into Roman Paganism during the late Republic and Imperial periods. Cumont, who also wrote The Mysteries of Mithra was a Belgian scholar who specialized in the study of ancient religion.


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When in that year the Belgian minister of education, a member of the Catholic party and a supporter of the church, refused to appoint him to the chair of history of religions, Cumont, a man of independent means, left Belgium for Paris and then Rome, where he devoted the rest of his life to intensive study of the religions of imperial Rome. After his death his extensive library was bequeathed to the Accademia Belgica in Rome. His lectures as guest professor at the College de France in and at the University of Oxford in were published under the title Les religions orientales dans le paganisme romain Paris, , with one chapter on Mithraism. The notes to the fourth edition Paris, ; repr. In hopes of solving the problem of the origin of the Mithraic mysteries, Cumont visited Asia Minor, Syria, and Mesopotamia. In a Mithraeum was discovered at Dura-Europos by the combined French and American expedition, and Cumont promptly visited the site, where he worked for some time with his friend M. See also J.

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