Cristina Girardi

The Cult of the Suleviae in the Western Roman Empire

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Keywords: Suleviae, plural deities, Pre-Roman and Roman religion, theonymic formulas

The Author proposes an in-depth analysis of the inscriptions dedicated to the goddesses Suleviae in the Western Roman Empire. The cult probably originated in the Germaniae in the 1st century CE and was widespread in the Western Empire by the army. Men were the most frequent cultores, mainly members of the army, but also civilians. The goddesses, proved to be Celtic by the linguists, were imagined as sisters and had a protective function, as the texts of two inscriptions clearly demonstrate

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