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Messor

(128 words)

Author(s): Kunz, Heike (Tübingen)
[German version] A Roman deity who, according to Serv. Georg. 1,21 belongs to a circle of twelve gods invoked by the flamen Cerialis ( Flamines ) in the sacrum Cereale for Ceres and Tellus. M. and the other deities of the circle are linked by protective functions for specific agricultural activities. The etymology of the name M. indicates a rural deity that presides over the ‘reaping (i.e., the harvest) of the grain. Whether the twelve deities originally had an independent significance is disputed; their age is uncertain (o…

Morta

(90 words)

Author(s): Kunz, Heike (Tübingen)
[German version] In Livius Andronicus (Odusia fr. 23 FPL according to Caesellius Vindex in Gell. 3,16,11) M. foretold the day of a person's death. According to Gell. ibid., M. is the Latin translation of the Greek Moira, which can be considered etymologically certain owing to their having the same origin. Caesellius Vindex's grouping of M. with Nona and Decuma as the tria fata (contradicted by Varro at Gell. 3,16,10) is an antiquarian construct and provides no key to the significance of M. to Roman religion. Kunz, Heike (Tübingen)

Fur(r)ina

(237 words)

Author(s): Kunz, Heike (Tübingen)
[German version] Name of an ancient Roman goddess, the sources show both one and two r (cf. CIL I2 p. 323: Furrinalia; the MSS vary). On the possible etymological emergence of the name from Etruscan, Oscan (here perhaps from * fursina, * forsina), or Umbrian, see [1. 137]. Her cult in earlier times is documented by a festival on 25 July, the Fu(r)rinalia or Furnalia, and a flamen Furinalisflamines ; Varro, Ling. 5,84; 6,19; Fest. 78 L). Myths or rites are unknown. The grove of F. was located in Rome on the other side of the Tiber (in today's…

Sicily

(3,857 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Falco, Giulia (Athens) | Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg) | Kunz, Heike (Tübingen)
(Σικελία/ Sikelía, Sicily). The largest island in the Mediterranean (Mare Nostrum; cf. Str. 2,5,19; differently Hdt. 1,170 and Timaeus FGrH 566 F 65): 25,460 km2, including the offshore islands such as the Insulae Aegates, Ustica, the Aeoli Insulae, Cossura, Lopadusa (present-day Lampedusa), Aethusa (present-day Linosa) and Melite [7] 25,953 km2. [German version] I. Name The island was originally called Trinacria (Τρινακρία/ Trinakría, Hellanicus FGrH 51 F 79b), later Sicania (Σικανίη/ Sikaníē, Hdt. 7,170; Σικανία/ Sikanía, Thuc. 6,2,2) and only then Sicelia (Σικελία)…

Mountain sanctuaries

(357 words)

Author(s): Frateantonio, Christa (Gießen) | Kunz, Heike (Tübingen)
[German version] MS (= sanctuaries on rises or anticlines) were to be found in various ancient civilizations. Among the oldest monuments known to archeology are the so-called fire sanctuaries of Baal in the Near East [1]. It has been assumed that the numerous sanctuaries of the 2nd millennium on Crete were influenced by this tradition [2. 60f.]. More than 20 MS have been found there, identifiable by excavated clay figures and traces of altars. Another form of MS is represented by Greek cult sites of the Classical period (mainland, islands, Asia Minor) on heights outs…
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