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'''Magna Mater''', Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods, had according Samuel Ball Platner ("''A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome''", London: Oxford University Press, 1929) five temples in [[Rome]]. Her main temple was on the [[Palatine]] hill.
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[[Image:Magna Mater courtesy of Vroma.jpg|left|thumb]]This [[Temple]] has been dedicated during the Punic wars on Idus Apr. 563 a.u.c. (10 April 191 b.c.e.) by Praetor M. Junius Brutus IV. From this day on, were held every year, in honour of the goddess and in front of the temple, the Ludi Megalesia. Magna Mater had become the Sacred Protectress of the City.
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[http://www.magnamaterproject.org/en/mm.htm  '''More...''']
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==Reading List==
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{{Bookinfo
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| title=In Search of God the Mother
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| author=Prof. Lynn Roller
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| date=1999
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| publisher=
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| ISBN=0520210247
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| comment=Great scholarly work on Cybele, chapter on Rome is excellent.
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| name=
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|format=compact
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}}
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{{Bookinfo
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| title=The Mother of the Gods
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| author=Mark Munn
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| date=2006
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| publisher=University of California Press
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| ISBN=0520243498
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| comment=excellent, thought-provoking study of sovereignty & Cybele
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|format=compact
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}}
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{{Bookinfo
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| title=Corpus Cultus Cybelae Attidisque (CCCA) I. Asia Minor
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| author=M.J. Vermaseren
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| date=1987
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| publisher=Brill Academic Publishers
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| ISBN=9004079041
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| comment=14 volumes in total in this series. Exhaustive compilation of epigraphy & statues, monuments
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|format=compact
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}}
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{{Bookinfo
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| title=Cybele, Attis and related Cults
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| author= Eugene N. Lane, ed.
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| date=1996
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| publisher=Brill
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| ISBN=9004101969
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| comment=essays by various scholars
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|format=compact
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}}
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{{Bookinfo
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| title=Soteriology and mystic aspects in the cult of Cybele and Attis
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| author=Giula Gasparro Sfameni
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| date=1985
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| publisher=Brill
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| ISBN=9004072837
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| comment=as the title says
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|format=compact
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}}
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{{Bookinfo
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| title=On the Nature of Things
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| author=[[Lucretius]] Trans. William Ellery Leonard
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| date=
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| publisher=
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| ISBN=
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| comment=[http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/lucretius-reruma.html Description of the cultus of Magna Mater]
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==Useful link(s)==
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*[[Magna Mater project]]
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*[[Magna Mater (Nova Roma)|Magna Mater in Nova Roma]]
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==References==
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* Bennett, Florence Mary (1912). Religious Cults Associated With the Amazons [http://www.sacred-texts.com/wmn/rca/rca03.htm Ch. 2: The Great Mother] "extensively documented" with many references to primary sources.
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* Welch, Bill. (n.d.). The Sign Language of Roman Coins. Forvm Ancient Coins. [http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/reverse_cybele.html Cybele, The Mother Goddess]
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* Willoughby, Harold R. (1929). Pagan Regeneration: A Study of Mystery Initiation in the Greco-Roman World [http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/pr/pr07.htm Ch. V: The Regenerative Rites of the Great Mother]
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{{Book reviews|topic=Magna Mater}}
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[[Category:Roman Gods]]

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Magna Mater, Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods, had according Samuel Ball Platner ("A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome", London: Oxford University Press, 1929) five temples in Rome. Her main temple was on the Palatine hill.

Magna Mater courtesy of Vroma.jpg
This Temple has been dedicated during the Punic wars on Idus Apr. 563 a.u.c. (10 April 191 b.c.e.) by Praetor M. Junius Brutus IV. From this day on, were held every year, in honour of the goddess and in front of the temple, the Ludi Megalesia. Magna Mater had become the Sacred Protectress of the City.

More...

Reading List

In Search of God the Mother

0520210247.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg
Prof. Lynn Roller. (1999). ISBN 0520210247
Great scholarly work on Cybele, chapter on Rome is excellent.
Buy from Amazon: Canada UK USA

The Mother of the Gods

0520243498.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg
Mark Munn. (2006). University of California Press. ISBN 0520243498
excellent, thought-provoking study of sovereignty & Cybele
Buy from Amazon: Canada UK USA

Corpus Cultus Cybelae Attidisque (CCCA) I. Asia Minor

9004079041.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg
M.J. Vermaseren. (1987). Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9004079041
14 volumes in total in this series. Exhaustive compilation of epigraphy & statues, monuments
Buy from Amazon: Canada UK USA

Cybele, Attis and related Cults

9004101969.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg
Eugene N. Lane, ed.. (1996). Brill. ISBN 9004101969
essays by various scholars
Buy from Amazon: Canada UK USA

Soteriology and mystic aspects in the cult of Cybele and Attis

9004072837.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg
Giula Gasparro Sfameni. (1985). Brill. ISBN 9004072837
as the title says
Buy from Amazon: Canada UK USA

On the Nature of Things

Lucretius Trans. William Ellery Leonard. (n.d.)
Description of the cultus of Magna Mater


Useful link(s)

References

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