Deities in Trajan’s and Marcus Aurelius’ Column

Kovács, Péter (2017) Deities in Trajan’s and Marcus Aurelius’ Column. Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 68 (1). pp. 47-58. ISSN 0001-5210


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In his paper the author deals with the deities depicted on Trajan’s and Marcus Aurelius’ Column with a special regard to the cult of Danuvius/Danube and the winged and bearded god of the rain miracle. The cult of Danuvius is rarely attested epigraphically (and not before the 2<sup>nd</sup> century AD) and it must be connected to Trajan’s campaign against the Dacians. The rain god is iconographically unique but a figure of a river god among the Dionysiac relief panels of the theatre in Perge dated to Marcus Aurelius’ reign can be its first parallel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2019 23:15

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