Miracles Memory and Meaning: a Cognitive Approach to Roman Myths
Alison B. Griffith [+]
University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand
GRIFFITH B. ALISON is a senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and the chief editor of the Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies. She is the author of numerous articles on the worship of Mithras in Rome and also on Roman religion and its alternatives.
Alison Griffith considers a number of Roman myths about miraculous events. Looking at a number of different historical recollections Griffith explains why counter-intuitive event become structurally integral to myths.