Italo-Roman neopaganism

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Ceremony of the Roman revivalist group Nova Roma to Concordia at Aquincum (Budapest), Floralia 2008

Italo-Roman Neopaganism, known variously as Religio Romana (Roman religion) in Latin, the Roman Way to the Gods in Italian and Spanish (via romana agli dei and camino romano a los dioses, respectively), Cultus Deorum Romanorum (worship of the Roman gods), Italo-Roman Tradition or Romano-Italic Tradition, is a contemporary reconstructionist movement reviving traditional Roman and Italic religious cults consisting of loosely related organizations.

Adherents can be found across Latin Europe, mainly Italy, but also in the Americas, the latter exemplified by Nova Roma.[1]

As usually grouped in Italian literature, the Italian movements may not correspond precisely with the English-literature notion of reconstructionism, but to a more encompassing notion of "Roman Pagan tradition[alism]".[2] Loosely influenced by Julius Evola and Arturo Reghini's Ur Group of the 1920s, various other grupuscules have appeared in Italy, most notably the Movimento Tradizionale Romano and Curia Romana Patrum in the 1980s, which unified some calendars.[3] Among the successes of the movement in Italy are two marriages: one in 1989 and one in 1992. CESNUR maintains a page with various other organizations and their history.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George D. Chryssides, Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements (2011, 2nd ed.)
  2. ^ Del Ponte, «Le correnti della tradizione pagana romana in Italia», Algiza, 7 (aprile 1997), pp. 4-8. web version
  3. ^ Mark Sedgwick, Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century, (2004) p. 187
  4. ^ Il tradizionalismo romano