Episode 17 – Cybele

After all those emperors, it’s time for a little gender balance! The Partial Historians present Cybele, also known as the Magna Mater (the Great Goddess).

She’s an Eastern deity brought to Rome in the wake of the Punic Wars.

In this listener request episode, the Doctors delve into background of this goddess. We consider her divine areas of influence, and follow her progress from the East into Rome.

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Episode 17 – Cybele

Magna Mater Great Goddess
Cybele with her traditional attributes (cornucopia, lion and crown in the shape of city walls). The face is an individualized portrait of Roman woman, probably of a high status. Roman marble, c. 50 CE. Currently held in the Getty Villa. Courtesy of Marshall Astor / Wikimedia Commons

Drs R and G laugh and spar their way through the ancient Roman world!

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