Temples and Priests of Sol in the City of Rome

@article{Hijmans2010TemplesAP,
  title={Temples and Priests of Sol in the City of Rome},
  author={Steven E. Hijmans},
  journal={Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={381 - 427}
}
  • S. Hijmans
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada
It was long thought that Sol Invictus was a Syrian sun-god, and that Aurelian imported his cult into Rome after he had vanquished Zenobia and captured Palmyra. This sun-god, it was postulated, differed fundamentally from the old Roman sungod Sol Indiges, whose cult had long since disappeared from Rome. Scholars thus tended to postulate a hiatus in the first centuries of imperial rule during which there was little or no cult of the sun in Rome. Recent studies, however, have shown that Aurelian’s… Expand
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