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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:55 pm

Gaius Atius Victor wrote:Maybe his goodwill and patriotism might influence our current government a bit, so it can be at least less downright evil

When we cant do nothing, we can always pray. Right?


I agree with you. If Romans did it and it worked for centuries for them then we also should to apply it into our life.
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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:15 am

Salve

My Imperial Cult is devoted to:

Divus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Divus Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus
Divus Flavius Anastasius Dicorus Augustus


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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Publius Iulius Albinus » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:26 am

Gaius Atius Victor wrote:If I may give you a suggestion on Presidential Worship, you could print the official photo of the President and place it on your Caesareum, it would serve as a bust.

Perhaps. I don't exactly venerate the President him/herself, though, as I feel that would be sacrilege; and I feel that there have been holders of the office that--within my lifetime--have misused their authority and brought shame and dishonour upon themselves and the office. The person isn't what's to be venerated, it's the office that the person fills.
These being the words of Publius Iulius Albinus Alexander.
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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:35 pm

Publius Iulius Albinus wrote:
Gaius Atius Victor wrote:If I may give you a suggestion on Presidential Worship, you could print the official photo of the President and place it on your Caesareum, it would serve as a bust.

Perhaps. I don't exactly venerate the President him/herself, though, as I feel that would be sacrilege; and I feel that there have been holders of the office that--within my lifetime--have misused their authority and brought shame and dishonour upon themselves and the office. The person isn't what's to be venerated, it's the office that the person fills.


I used to think that as well, but a great book of Ittai Gradel changed a lot my view on that. I suggest you take a look at it (not to change your opinion, but to give you some good information that you might find interesting)

GRADEL, Ittai. Emperor Worship and Roman Religion. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2002

This is a review I did on my thoughts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694269 ... 697024260/

Here is a version of it in pdf: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694269 ... 626949967/
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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:08 pm

Salve

I would like to ask if our Res Publica Romana will officially recognize Imperial Cult priesthoods? I heard that Byzanitum Novum did it.

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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:45 pm

That will depend on the Collegium Pontificum. We will only know the answer to that when the Pontifices create the Collegium.
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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:55 pm

Salve

Finally I was able to complete my Caesareum:

MyCaesareum.jpg
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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Lucius Curtius Philo » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:00 pm

Appius Iunius Laterensis wrote:Salve

Finally I was able to complete my Caesareum:

MyCaesareum.jpg


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Laterensis,

I do not see an image. Are you sure you uploaded it?
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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:06 pm

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There is an image there. ;)

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Re: Imperial Cult

Postby Gaius Florius Lupus » Sat May 14, 2016 12:07 pm

Salvete!
Something similar to the imperial cult still exists today. The king of Thailand for example is worshiped in a similar way as other deities there. People maintain altars with his photos and give offerings.
Another example would be the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
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