A phallikus tárgyak értelmezésének sokszínűsége

The diversity of interpretation phallic objects: The phallus or the male genitalia was the most popular sexual symbol in the Roman era. The phallic objects occur in a wide geographical and temporal region: from the Paleolithic to nowadays the phallic culture has always been revered and has a special...

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Main Author: Mosoni Mulki
Format: Book part
Published: 2017
Series:Móra Akadémia 4
Móra Akadémia : szakkollégiumi tanulmánykötet 4. 4
Kulcsszavak:Régészet - leletek, Szexualitás - ókor
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/53814
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Summary:The diversity of interpretation phallic objects: The phallus or the male genitalia was the most popular sexual symbol in the Roman era. The phallic objects occur in a wide geographical and temporal region: from the Paleolithic to nowadays the phallic culture has always been revered and has a special meaning from the Mediterranean region to Japan. The veneration of phallus was global in nature, it was present in the lives of the wealty and the poor alike. With the help of the apotropaic force of the phallus they wanted to protect themselves, their children, their animals and their homes. The representations of the phallus appear widely in art and literature, so they can be interpreted in various ways based on their portrayal, material or region they have been found. They can be put into different groups based on their function. There are apotropaic and good-luck objects, objects that symbolize strength and dominion, and they even appear in black magic as votive phallic objects. This paper examines the variety of the forms and interpretation of phallic portrayal, making use of Pannonian and imperial artefacts. The artefacts that have been researched so far are not unique, their equivalents can be found across the whole Roman Empire. Based on these artefacts it can be said that in Pannonia, similarly to other provinces, the veneration of phallus is observable. However, because of the small number of known artefacts, local characteristics have not yet been identified.
Physical Description:222-236
ISSN:2064-809X