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Cultes domestiques en Languedoc préromain : magie ou religion ?

Abstract : Previously interpreted as "magical" deposits aimed to attract protection, the depositions of small animals (snakes and birds) buried below the floors of several preroman houses in Languedoc, and dating back to the IVth-Ist c. BC, are reinterpreted here within religious domestic cults. The Roman iconography of the Early Empire makes clear, among others, how such animals could express the cosmological aspect of the Lares : their protection covers not only the home, but also the underworld below the ground as well as the aerial space.
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Michel Feugère. Cultes domestiques en Languedoc préromain : magie ou religion ?. Ephesia Grammata, 2007, 1-2007, pp.1-10. ⟨halshs-00159906⟩

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