К вопросу о пределах римской религиозной терпимости: политические аспекты дела о вакханалиях

Translated title of the contribution: ON THE ROMAN RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE: POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE BACCHANALIAN AFFAIR

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Abstract

History of the Roman persecution that suddenly fell upon the worshippers of the cult of Bacchus in 186 B.C. has been the focus of researchers' attention for a long time. Availability of such epigraphic monument as the inscription from Tirioli that contains the text of the senate's decree on Bacchanalia together with the existence of the detailed narrative by Livy gives us unique opportunity of comparison between the documentary and the literary source. The aim of this research is to discover the political side of the Bacchanalian affair as well as to specify the juridical aspects of this persecution which rarely attracted the attention of the researchers. The author comes to the conclusion that political motivesplayed much more important role in the actions of the Roman authorities than the religious aspects of this affair. The governing body of the Roman senate, destroying the religious organization which to its opinion potentially could grow into something more dangerous than a mere private union, used that event to consolidate the power of senate not only in Rome, but also on the territories of the Roman allies in Italy.

Translated title of the contributionON THE ROMAN RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE: POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE BACCHANALIAN AFFAIR
Original languageRussian
Title of host publicationМавродинские чтения 2018
Subtitle of host publicationМатериалы Всероссийской научной конференции, посвященной 110-летию со дня рождения профессора Владимира Васильевича Мавродина
EditorsА.Ю. Дворниченко
Place of PublicationСПб.
PublisherНестор-История
Pages58-61
ISBN (Print)978-5-4469-1520-0
StatePublished - 2018
EventВсероссийская научная конференция «Мавродинские чтения–2018» - Институт истории СПбГУ, Санкт-Петербург, Russian Federation
Duration: 29 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
https://spbu.ru/news-events/calendar/mavrodinskie-chteniya-2018
https://events.spbu.ru/events/mavrodinskie2018

Conference

ConferenceВсероссийская научная конференция «Мавродинские чтения–2018»
Abbreviated titleМавродинские чтения
CountryRussian Federation
CityСанкт-Петербург
Period29/10/1831/10/18
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Keywords

  • ROME
  • republic
  • BACCHANALIA
  • PERSECUTION
  • SENATE

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