Agnus vicarius, a substitute for child sacrifice?

Juan Lewis

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The article discusses five stele dedicated to Saturn at Nicivibus. Previously interpreted as testimonies of the existence of old practices of human sacrifice which were gradually abandoned and substituted by offereing of substitute victims, analysis of the inscriptins shows that these monuments should be seen instead as part of a healing ritual performed to ensure the recovery of sick children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationL’epigrafia del Nord Africa
Subtitle of host publicationNovità, riletture, nuove sintesi
EditorsSamir Aounallah, Attilio Mastino
Place of PublicationFaenza
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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