Antická geneze dnešních svátků : Imagines maiorum a kult předků ve starověkém Římě

Title in English Ancient Genesis of Contemporary Holidays : Imagines maiorum and Cult of the Ancestors in Ancient Rome


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Muzeológia a kultúrne dedičstvo
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords ancient; Rome; mask; religion; feasts; imagines maiorum
Description This article deals with the cult of veneration of the dead (ancestors) and their posthumous portraits in ancient Rome. There were a whole series of festivities connected with this tradition and also with the ancient calendar. These feasts and celebrations are predecessors of the contemporary lore, traditions and present-day holidays. The article surveys these feast and traditions and looks for a connection between the ancient and present world.
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