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Re: Sacrificing to standards
Let me suggest that people start recommending the 3rd edition of the OCD which
appeared a few months ago, and has bibliography through the early 90's.
(please note spelling of name; orion announcements have variously
On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Levon Avdoyan wrote:
> >From the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2nd edition, 1970, s.v. "Standards,
> Cult of." "Every permanent station of a Roman military unit, especially a
> legion, and every camp regularly constructed a chapel, which, at least in
> imperial times (Vegetius, De re mil. 2.6) was under the charge of the
> first cohort ... In this were kept, besides the statues of the gods
> worshipped by the troops and of the emperors, the standards of the unit
> and its component parts. These from an unknown date (Pliny, HN 13.23)
> received divine or quasi-divine honours)." The article continues on.
> Consult A. von Domaszewski, Die Religion des ro"mischen Heeres
> (Westdeustche Zeitschrift 1895), pp. 9ff. Other primary citations are
> given as well, including Tacitus, Ann. 2.17.2.
> Many reputable ancient historians start their search into unknown
> quarters with this classical bible.
> Levon Avdoyan
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