During the last centuries B.C., we can find in Sicily traces of a competition between the sanctuary of Venus and that of Ceres: although the religious aspects, together with the literary descriptions of the Verrines and the Diodorean work, were well studied, a comprehensive and systematic historical analysis explaining this competition is lacking. This article therefore aims to re-examine from a historical point of view the sources that inform us about the worships related to the two sanctuaries under Roman rule, as well as to determine the political and economic interests that they had for the Sicilians and the Romans.

Cultes et politique dans la Sicile du Ier siècle av. J.-C. Le cas de la Vénus Érycine et de la Cérès d’Henna

C. Soraci
2019

Abstract

During the last centuries B.C., we can find in Sicily traces of a competition between the sanctuary of Venus and that of Ceres: although the religious aspects, together with the literary descriptions of the Verrines and the Diodorean work, were well studied, a comprehensive and systematic historical analysis explaining this competition is lacking. This article therefore aims to re-examine from a historical point of view the sources that inform us about the worships related to the two sanctuaries under Roman rule, as well as to determine the political and economic interests that they had for the Sicilians and the Romans.
On trouve trace en Sicile d’une compétition entre le sanctuaire de Vénus et celui de Cérès pendant les derniers siècles av. J.-C. : les aspects religieux, tout comme les descriptions littéraires des Verrines et de l’oeuvre diodoréenne, en ont été bien étudiés mais on déplore l’absence d’une analyse historique détaillée et systématique qui explique cette compétition. Cet article vise donc à réexaminer d’un point de vue historique les sources qui nous renseignent sur les cultes liés aux deux sanctuaires soumis à la domination romaine et à déterminer les enjeux politiques et économiques qu’ils représentaient pour les Siciliens et les Romains.
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