The imperial cult and its private dedicants in Hispania. An epigraphic case study for emperor worship in a Roman province

by Cànaves Jordi Guardiola

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2016
Keywords: imperial cult; emperor worship; epigraphy; Roman province; Hispania; private dedicants
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2066909
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/41453


The present thesis attempts an analysis on the imperial cult in the Roman empire from the perspective of the worshippers that took part in it by setting up dedications to the emperor. Inscriptions from Hispania are studied in order to distinguish the religious feelings of the dedicants, with special attention to private cults. At the same time, some traditional interpretations on the imperial cult are challenged through the analysis of the epigraphic evidence. Advisors/Committee Members: Claes, L.M.G.F.E (advisor).