Main results of the project published in Oxbow volume

The main results of the project (2018-2022) were published in March 2022 in a volume at Oxbow Books, Oxford. The book entitled "Roman religion in the Danubian provinces. Space sacralisation and religious communication during the Principate (1st-3rd century AD)" is the first English monograph on Roman religion from this macro-region of the Roman Empire. You … Continue reading Main results of the project published in Oxbow volume

Religious tourism and temples of antiquity: a proposal

The archaeological heritage of the Roman Empire in Central-Eastern Europe created one of the most visible historical landmarks of our urban and rural landscapes. Numerous cities in Mitteleuropa have a rich, Roman past (Ptuj, Sopron, Szombathely, Pécs, Budapest among many). While the military buildings of the Roman past are researched and revitalised due to the … Continue reading Religious tourism and temples of antiquity: a proposal

Gods in the Danubian provinces: a quantitative approach

Using statistics and methods of exact sciences in Roman religious studies and the epigraphic sources of Roman religion is not a popular approach anymore. Since the great conflict between Toutain and Cumont and the. dominant cultural-historical approach of the latest, statistics in the epigraphic material of Roman religion was marginalised as method and will be … Continue reading Gods in the Danubian provinces: a quantitative approach

Mapping the Danubian area

The Danube is the second largest river of Europe and the most important one in Central-East Europe. It's hydrological catchment represents not only a geographic and geological unit in the Central-East area of Europe, but also an important factor in urban settlement-history and the formation of commercial routes since the Neolithic. The first represetation of … Continue reading Mapping the Danubian area

International conference: Sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces – new results and perspectives, Szeged, 15-16th October 2021

With the generous help of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Szeged in collaboration with the Institute for the Austrian Archaeological Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences will organise an international conference focusing on sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces. The conference will take place ONLINE between 15-16th … Continue reading International conference: Sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces – new results and perspectives, Szeged, 15-16th October 2021

Catalogue of the sanctuaries of Roman Dacia (106-271 A. D.)

This chapter is part of a larger work entitled "Sanctuaries of Roman Dacia. A catalogue of sacralised places in shared and secondary spaces. In: Jahrbuch des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz, Bd. 62, 2015. The work of A. R. Pescaru and D. Alicu enrolled 85 “temples”. Although, in their theoretical introduction they presented a classical, Vitruvian concept … Continue reading Catalogue of the sanctuaries of Roman Dacia (106-271 A. D.)

On the Danubian provinces

The Danubian provinces as a topic in the historiography of classical archaeology and religious studies are present since the late 18th and early 19th century: the works of  Johann Hübner from 1746, Johann Baptist Schels from 1820 and Ferdinand Stiefelhagen from 1854 already mentions this area. The first works focusing on the Donauländische provinzen and Danubian area … Continue reading On the Danubian provinces