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Meret Strothmann:

Public secrets. The initiation of the emperor in the mystery cults.

This paper is a contribution to the thesis of the definition of "secrecy as a zone of contact". The roman emperor was initiated as a new member of the mystery cults by secret rituals, which play a central role ind the these ancient cults. This paper will give some ideas how to connect secret with the general meaning of religion.