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Richard Gordon septagenario dedicata

August 23, 2013

One of the leading scholars of Mithraic studies, Richard Gordon celebrates his 217563_208346049185025_7752645_n70th. birthday in this month. His revolutionary contribution for the study of Mithraism is unquestionable.

Short presentation of his academic curriculum:

1. Higher Education:

  • First degree: Jesus College, Cambridge: 1962-66, Classical Tripos (Ancient History option)
  • Postgraduate: Jesus College, Cambridge: 1966-69; Supervisor: Prof. M.I. Finley; PhD topic: Mithraism in the Roman Empire (unpubl.) (1972)

2. Academic Posts

  • 1969-70: Research Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge
  • 1970-88: Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in interdisciplinary topics (Ancient Civilisation) in the School of Modern Languages and European History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • 1979-80: Visiting Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge
  • 1988- : Private Scholar
  • 2007- : Honorary Professor of Greek and Roman Religion, Erfurt

A list of his major publications: HERE.


Some early representations of Mithras from the renaissance Italy and Germany (some of the  pictures are from his study, entitled: Interpreting Mithras in the Late Renaissance, 1: the ‘monument of Ottaviano Zeno’ (V. 335) in Antonio Lafreri’s Speculum Romanae magnificentiae (1564)New Picture (6)-bmpNew Picture (4)-bmp




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