In this course you will:
In this course you will discover with archeologist Livia Galante, the variety of cults the Roman had in the heydays.
We will explore Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome, in the imperial age when the city was a crossroads of merchants, travelers, cultures, and goods.
As a result of this conglomerate of people there were a variety of places of worship found in this ancient Roman colony. We will learn that, alongside with the traditional cults of the Roman Pantheon (Juno, Jupiter, Minerva, Volcano, to quote a few) there were temples dedicated to deities imported from the East and Egypt (Magna Mater, Attis, Isis, Mithras).
But among those who travelled across the Mediterranean Sea there were Jews and Christians as well: we will then discover the Synagogue of Ostia, the oldest surviving in the Western World, as well as certain holy places of the Christian faith.