Essays and articles
Religio Romana: Gods, mythologies and philosophies
  • Deities of the Religio Romana
    A superb introduction to the Religio Romana and an overview of its deities
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Priesthoods of the Religio Romana
    An overview of the different sorts of religious officials in Roman civilisation
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • On Numinism
    Against the theory of a 'primitive' state of Roman religion prior to the introduction of Greek elements
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • De Anima : Pars I : Plato - Pars II : Aristotle to Posidonius - Pars III : The mystery cults - Pars IV : Plotinus
    Ancient views on the concept of the soul
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Faunus
    A treatise on the rural god Faunus
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Quirinus
    A scholarly essay on this little-known god
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Proserpina: a personal view
    The goddess in Roman, Greek and modern pagan culture
    (by Q. Aurelius Orcus)
  • Roman God selector
    Which Roman God do you resemble most?
    (a SelectSmart quiz by Gn. Dionysius Draco)
  • Roman Goddess selector
    Which Roman Goddess do you resemble most?
    (a SelectSmart quiz by Gn. Dionysius Draco)
Religio Romana: Prayers
Magnas gratias ago to Marcus Horatius Piscinus for finding all of the above!

More Prayers...
  • ...from the Comedies of Plautus
    (by Nicolaeus Moravius Vado, amicus Societatis)
  • The Precatio Terrae of Antonius Musa
    A prayer to Mother Earth
    (Translation by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Sources of Invocations
    Examples of Gods being invoked in classical literature
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Sources of Prayers
    Examples of Roman prayers in classical literature
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
Religio Romana: Rites and Sacrifices
  • Quinquatrus, Liberalia ac Anna Perenna (coniuncta in festo unico)
    A combined ritual for the festivals held on 15-17 March: the Ides of March as the New Year (Anna Perenna); the Liberalia (Pater Liber = Bacchus); and the Quinquatrus (Minerva)
    (by Nicolaeus Moravius Vado, amicus Societatis)
  • Fontinalia Meditrinaliaque coniuncti in uno
    A reconstructed ritual celebrating the Meditrinalia (11 Oct) and the Fontinalia (13 Oct) (10/13)
    (by Nicolaeus Moravius Vado, amicus Societatis)
  • Paganalia
    A reconstructed ritual for use by modern practitioners of the Religio Romana
    (by Nicolaeus Moravius Vado, amicus Societatis)
  • Saturnalia Ritual
    Description of a Saturnalia ritual, as practiced by the Sanctuary of the Crescent Moon, Illinois
    (by D. Pomponia Concordia)
  • Benedictions
    Authentic benedictions from the comedies of Plautus
    (by Nicolaeus Moravius Vado, amicus Societatis)
  • Curses!
    Authentic Roman curses drawn from Plautus' plays
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Confirmatory oaths
    Oaths drawn from Plautus' plays
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus & Nicolaeus Moravius Vado, amicus Societatis)
  • Gestures and orientation in prayer
    An enquiry on how the Romans did it, and a guide for the modern practitioner
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Purification Rites
    Purification rites prior to praying or sacrificing
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Daily Lararium Rite
    A detailed "how-to"
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Consecration Rite
    A rite for consecrating a garden to Ceres
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • A Roman wedding ceremony
    Practical guide to different Roman wedding traditions
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Nuptiae: Roman weddings
    Different types of Roman wedding practises discussed
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • On Augury
    An extensive introduction to the practice of augury, ancient and modern
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Templa, Fana, Area:
    Roman sacred spaces; the difference between sacrum, sanctum and religiosum explained.
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Roman Magic
    Examples of magical practices that were accepted by the Romans
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
Religio Romana: further reading and additional reflections
  • Cato's Lustratio
    A new translation of an important passus from De Agricultura
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Cippus Abellanus
    Translation and commentary of an important Oscan text (source included)
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Tavolo Agnone
    Translation and commentary of an important Oscan text (source included)
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Tabulae Iguvii
    The Iguvian tables, containing important religious inscriptions
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • On Sacrifices
    A modern practitioner's guide
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • Human sacrifice in Ancient Rome
    Examining the practice of human sacrifice and the Romans' thoughts on it
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • A personal view of the Religio
    A founder's thoughts on the meaning of the Religio Romana today
    (by L. Silvanius Florus)
Other religions from Antiquity (Greek religion, Mithraism, Egyptian cults...)
  • Book tips on early Christianity
    Expert recommendations for beginning and advanced study
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
  • The Protogenoi:
    - Pars I : Chaos, Nyx, Erebos, Gaia & Chronos
    - Pars II : Tartaros, the Nesoi, the Ourea, Aither, Himeros, Pontos, Thesis
    - Pars III : Thalassa, Hemera, Okeanos, Tethys
    Creation myths and reflections about the first Gods in the Greek kosmos
    (by Q. Aurelius Orcus)
  • Greek Gods: Apollo - Artemis - Dionysus
    (by Q. Aurelius Orcus & P. Dionysius Mus)
  • Hellenic blood rituals and purification rites
    The importance of blood rituals for the ancient Greeks and a few purification rites
    (by Q. Aurelius Orcus)
  • Notes on Mithras
    Short history and description of Mithras and his cult in the Roman Empire
    (by Flavia Valeria Octavia)
  • The Bride of Mithras
    Initiation rites in the Mithraic cult
    (by Flavia Valeria Octavia)
  • Thoth and Ma'at
    Description and interpretation of the Egyptian divine pair
    (by Flavia Valeria Octavia & Xanthippe Helia Allegra)
  • Prayers to Isis
    Lucius' prayers from Apuleius' Metamorphoses
    (by M. Horatius Piscinus)
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