Kult bei der Arena

Nemesis-Heiligtümer im Kontext römischer Amphitheater

Tim Wittenberg


The book looks at the worshA of the goddess Nemesis within the context of the Roman ludi and offers the first entire collection and analysis of all known archaeological finds and findings that connect the cult of Nemesis with Roman amphitheatres. Several central aspects of the ancient games are thus emphasized: The political and religious dimension of the events as well as the significance and localization of its most representative goddess Nemesis. The goddess can be attributed to a figurative meaning for the demonstration and restoration of the Roman claim for justice – presented in the amphitheatre, where the most complete cross-section of Roman society came together.