Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen": AUGUSTUS- 'FATHER OF HIS OWN FATHERLAND'
Following is an inscription found at Halicarnassus, dating from some time after 2 B.C.
Since the eternal and deathless nature of the universe has perfected its immense benefits to mankind
in granting us as a supreme benefit, for our happiness and welfare, Caesar Augustus, Father of his
own Fatherland, divine Rome, Zeus Paternal, and Saviour of the whole human race, in whom
Providence has not only fulfilled but even surpassed the prayers of all men: land and sea are at
peace, cities flourish under the reign of law, in mutual harmony and prosperity; each is at the very
acme of forture and abounding in wealth; all mankind is filled with glad hopes for the future, and
with contentment over the present; [it is fitting to honour the god] with public games and with
statues, with sacrifices and with hymns.
Translation by Frederick C. Grant, Ancient Roman Religion, op. cit., pp. 174-5
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Books by Mircea Eliade:
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask, Wendy Doniger “Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen Series (General))”
- Mircea Eliade “The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion”
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask “The Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History”
- Mircea Eliade “Autobiography, Volume 2: 1937-1960, Exile's Odyssey (Autobiography / Mircea Eliade)”
- Mircea Eliade “The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy”
- Mircea Eliade, Teresa Lavender Fagan “Journal III, 1970-1978 (Journal)”
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask “Yoga : Immortality and Freedom”
- Mircea Eliade, Philip Mairet “Images and Symbols”
- Mircea Eliade “Two Strange Tales”
- Mircea Eliade, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona “Symbolism, the Sacred, and the Arts”
- Mircea Eliade, Mac Linscott Ricketts “Journal IV, 1979-1985 (Journal)”