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dc.contributor.authorBonanno, Anthony-
dc.identifier.citationBonanno, A. (2016). The cult of Hercules in Roman Malta: a discussion of the evidence. Melita Classica, 3, 243-263.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIt appears that the veneration of the divinity known in the Greco-Roman world as Heracles/Hercules precedes the absorption of the Maltese islands into the Roman commonwealth in 218 B.C. Admittedly, all our evidence belongs chronologically to after that fateful event, but its nature suggests that the divinity with attributes similar to those of the Greco-Roman divinity, namely Melqart (his Punic equivalent) was already incorporated in the religious belief system of the Maltese inhabitants, making it easier for them to absorb the new god with the old one.en_GB
dc.publisherMalta Classics Associationen_GB
dc.subjectHeracles (Greek mythological character) -- Cult -- Malta -- Historyen_GB
dc.subjectJuno (Roman deity)en_GB
dc.subjectHera (Greek deity)en_GB
dc.subjectRomans -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectTemple of Proserpina (Mtarfa, Malta)en_GB
dc.subjectInscriptions -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectCippi of Melqart (Malta)en_GB
dc.subjectArchitecture, Punic -- Malta -- Zurrieqen_GB
dc.subjectRas ir-Raheb (Rabat, Malta)en_GB
dc.subjectExcavations (Archaeology) -- Malta -- Rabaten_GB
dc.subjectZammit, Themistocles, 1864-1935en_GB
dc.titleThe cult of Hercules in Roman Malta : a discussion of the evidenceen_GB
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