Unformatted text preview: : Juvenal , Satire 3 (Course Packet, pp. 179-189) Intermission (maybe): The other side of Roman justice (from The Passion of the Christ , 2004) Rated R for graphic violence III. Mithraism A. historical development; Zarathustra , Ahura Mazda and Ahriman; dualism B. the myth of Mithras; December 25; Sol C. Rome and the soldiers; 7 grades of initiation D. cult; sacramentum , taurobolium ;"baptism" E. shrines; symbolism: Cautes, Cautopates F. the revisionist view; VFW rather than religion G. strengths and weaknesses...
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- Fall '10
- Zoroastrianism, Mithraic Mysteries, A. historical development