CULTS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE UNTIL THE 4th C. A.D.

Course Information
TitleΟΙ ΛΑΤΡΕΙΕΣ ΣΤΗ ΡΩΜΑΪΚΗ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙΑ ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΟΝ 4Ο ΑΙ. / CULTS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE UNTIL THE 4th C. A.D.
CodeΘ280
FacultyTheology
SchoolPastoral and Social Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorApostolos Kralidis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60005161

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600126340
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected that during the course will • understand the most important cults and beliefs in Roman empire, its content and teaching and also the basic lines of History of Religions. • Relate theory with practice in the interpretation of each cult as a cultural phenomenon. • become familiar with the organization and presentation of ranking methods and separation of cults. • learn several ways of collecting data for understanding the religious phenomenon in local communities. • practice in analyzing and interpreting qualitative data about cults.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Historical presentation and teaching of religions and cults of the Roman Empire from the 2nd century. B.C. until the 4th century. A.D. 1. Introduction. The consolidation of Roman rule after the 2nd century . B.C. 2. The Roman religion (ancestral beliefs and cults) . 3. The cults of the peoples of the Roman provinces of West ( Iberian peninsula , Gaul , Britain , Germany, the Italian peninsula) to the 4th century . A.D. 4. The Greek religion within the Roman Empire. 5. The cults of the peoples of the Balkan peninsula and the Black Sea . 6. The cults of Asia Minor , Syria and Palestine . 7. The Egyptian religion during the Roman period . 8. The rise of religious syncretism . 9. The oriental cults in the Roman Empire. 10. The cult of Mithras . 11. The cult of Sol Invictus and Sun-worship. 12. The cult of the Roman emperor. 13. Pagan Henotheism , Judaism and Christianity in the Roman Empire.
Keywords
Roman religion, greek religion, West, Balkans, Black Sea, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, egyptian religion, religious syncretism, east cults, Mithras, Sol Invictus, Sun-worship, worhip or roman emperor, Henotheism, Judaism, Christianity.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
The use of ICT are made in the auditorium at the time of teaching with use of the computer (viewing text, audio, moving images) in PowerPoint environment and also with a parallel use of multimedia via links (links) from the Internet. All necessary infrastructure is provided by the University and there are relevant multimedia equipment in each classroom. It also possible to access databases and data banks via digital library and all the active digital subscriptions of AUTH. Finally, students can communicate, seek information and hand over their homework through electronic mail (e-mail).
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Seminars
Fieldwork
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Α. Κραλίδη, Η αυτοκρατορική λατρεία στην περίοδο της Τετραρχίας (284-313 μ.Χ.), εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. 2) Π. Παχή, Οι ανατολικές λατρείες της ελληνορωμαϊκής περιόδου, εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
Beaujeu, J., La religion romaine à lʹapogée de lʹempire, Paris 1955. Berrens, S., Sonnenkult und Kaisertum von den Severern bis zu Constantin I. (193–337 n.Chr.), Historia, Einzelschriften 185, Stuttgart 2004. Burrell, B., Neokoroi: Greek Cities of the Roman East, Ph.D. diss., Harvard University 1980 Campbell, J.B., The Emperor and the Roman Army 31 BC to AD 235, Routledge, New York 1984. Fowden, G., Empire and Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity, Princeton 1993. Fowler, W.W., The Religious Experience of the Roman People, New York 19712. Fox, R.L., Pagans and Christians, New York & London 1988. Gradel, Ι., Emperor Worship and Roman Religion, Clarendon Press, Oxford 2002. Halsberghe, G., The cult of Sol Invictus, EPRO 23, Leiden 1972. King, A., Henig, M., (ἔκδ.), The Roman West in the Third Century. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports S109, 2 τόμ., 1981. Liebeschuetz, J.H.W.G., Continuity and Change in Roman Religion, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1979. MacMullen, R., Paganism in the Roman empire, London 1982. Rives, J.B., Religion and Authority in Roman Carthage from Augustus to Constantine, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1995. Southern; P., The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine, Routledge, London and New York 2001.
Last Update
27-02-2020