Religions of Rome Volume 1 A History

A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521316820

Category: History

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A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.
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Religions of Rome Volume 1 A History

This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome.

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316139103

Category: History

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This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. The narrative account is structured around a series of broad themes: how to interpret the Romans' own theories of their religious system and its origins; the relationship of religion and the changing politics of Rome; the religious importance of the layout and monuments of the city itself; changing ideas of religious identity and community; religious innovation - and, ultimately, revolution. The companion volume, Religions of Rome: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.
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Religions of Rome Volume 2 A Sourcebook

This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire.

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521456460

Category: History

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This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire.
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Religions of Rome Volume 1 A History

This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity.

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521316820

Category: History

Page: 476

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A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.
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The State Law and Religion

Written by one of our most respected legal historians, this book analyzes the interaction of law and religion in ancient Rome.

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820313874

Category: Law

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Written by one of our most respected legal historians, this book analyzes the interaction of law and religion in ancient Rome. As such, it offers a major new perspective on the nature and development of Roman law in the early republic and empire before Christianity was recognized and encouraged by Constantine. At the heart of the book is the apparent paradox that Roman private law is remarkably secular even though, until the late second century B.C., the Romans were regarded (and regarded themselves) as the most religious people in the world. Adding to the paradox was the fact that the interpretation of private law, which dealt with relations between private citizens, lay in the hands of the College of Pontiffs, an advisory body of priests. Alan Watson traces the roots of the paradox--and the way in which Roman law ultimately developed--to the conflict between patricians and plebeians that occurred in the mid-fifth century B.C. When the plebeians demanded equality of all citizens before the law, the patricians prepared in response the Twelve Tables, a law code that included only matters considered appropriate for plebeians. Public law, which dealt with public officials and the governance of the state, was totally excluded form the code, thus preserving gross inequalities between the classes of Roman citizens. Religious law, deemed to be the preserve of patrician priests, was also excluded. As Watson notes, giving a monopoly of legal interpretation to the College of Pontiffs was a shrewd move to maintain patrician advantages; however, a fundamental consequence was that modes of legal reasoning appropriate for judgments in sacred law were carried over to private law, where they were often less appropriate. Such reasoning, Watson contends, persists even in modern legal systems. After sketching the tenets of Roman religion and the content of the Twelve Tables, Watson proceeds to such matters as formalism in religion and law, religion and property, and state religion versus alien religion. In his concluding chapter, he compares the law that emerged after the adoption of the Twelve Tables with the law that reportedly existed under the early Roman kings.
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Religion in Roman Britain

Author: Martin Henig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780713460476

Category: Religion

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Apart from Christianity and the Oriental Cults, religion in Roman Britain is often discussed as though it remained basically Celtic in belief and practice, under a thin veneer of Roman influence. Using a wide range of archaeological evidence, Dr Henig shows that the Roman element in religion was of much greater significance and that the natural Roman veneration for the gods found meaningful expression even in the formal rituals practised in the public temples of Britain.
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Roman Religion

Provides an account of the religious history of Rome starting from its mythical origins.

Author: J. A. North

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0199224331

Category: History

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Provides an account of the religious history of Rome starting from its mythical origins.
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Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker Continued

This edition, with translation and commentary, of the surviving fragments of Hermippos of Smyrna draws attention to this author's derivative method and the distinctive juxtaposition of sensational stories and pinacographical material ...

Author: Felix Jacoby

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004113037

Category: Literary Criticism

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This edition, with translation and commentary, of the surviving fragments of Hermippos of Smyrna draws attention to this author's derivative method and the distinctive juxtaposition of sensational stories and pinacographical material (catalogs of writings, pupils) characterizing his biographical works.
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Time in Roman Religion

This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time.

Author: Gary Forsythe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415522175

Category: History

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Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman Empire, spanning the first four centuries of our era. In Time in Roman Religion, author Gary Forsythe examines both the religious history of the Republic and the religious history of the Empire. These six studies are unified by the important role played by various concepts of time in Roman religious thought and practice. Previous modern studies of early Roman religion in Republican times have discussed how the placement of religious ceremonies in the calendar was determined by their relevance to agricultural or military patterns of early Roman life, but modern scholars have failed to recognize that many aspects of Roman religious thought and behavior in later times were also preconditioned or even substantially influenced by concepts of time basic to earlier Roman religious history. This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time. Yet, in the process of delving into these six different topics the study surveys a large portion of Roman religious history in a representative fashion, from earliest times to the end of the ancient world and the triumph of Christianity.
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Archaic Roman Religion

By exhaustive study of texts, inscriptions, and archaeology of Roman sacred places, Dumezil traces the formation of archaic Roman religion from Indo-European sources through the development of the rites and beliefs of the Roman republic.

Author: Georges Dumézil

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ISBN: PSU:000043088942

Category: History

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When St. Paul and St. Peter reached Rome they encountered a state-sponsored religion that had been established for centuries. Amid the shrines and temples of Rome, the Romans sought to preserve and strengthen a religion especially suited to the ambitious city. But Roman religion had also proved permeable to many influences, from Greece, Egypt, Persia, and other parts of Italy. What then was truly Roman, and what had Romans done with their borrowings to stamp them with Roman character? By exhaustive study of texts, inscriptions, and archaeology of Roman sacred places, Dumezil traces the formation of archaic Roman religion from Indo-European sources through the development of the rites and beliefs of the Roman republic. He describes a religion that was not only influenced by the other religions with which it came into contact, but influenced them as well, in mutual efforts to distinguish one nation from another. Even so, certain continuities were sustained in order to achieve a religion that crossed generations and ways of life. The worship of certain gods became the special concerns of certain parts of society, all of which needed attention to assure Rome's success in war, civil administration, and the production of food and goods.
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Pagan Rome and the Early Christians

Examines the basis for the accusations made by pagan Romans against the Christians and discusses the reactions of the Christians to these charges

Author: Stephen Benko

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253342864

Category: Religion

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Examines the basis for the accusations made by pagan Romans against the Christians and discusses the reactions of the Christians to these charges
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The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World Volume 1 From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Age

Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, the volume is an excellent reference tool for scholars of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.

Author: Michele Renee Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108703135

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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The Cambridge History of Religion in the Classical World provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The fourteen essays in Volume I begin in the third millennium BCE with the Sumerians and extend to the fourth century BCE through the fall of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and the demise of Alexander the Great. Its contributors, all acknowledged experts in their fields, analyze a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence. An introductory essay by the General Editor sets out the central questions, themes, and historical trends considered in Volumes I and II. Marvin A. Sweeney provides an introduction to the chapters of Volume I. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, even as they view its development within a comparative framework. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, the volume is an excellent reference tool for scholars of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.
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The Religious Life of Ancient Rome

The psychological impact of religion on the Roman people, the Grecian influence, the change from paganism to Christianity, the spiritual phases found in Christianity and also a number of Oriental faiths which completed so strongly with ...

Author: Jesse B. Carter

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898755152

Category: Religion

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The psychological impact of religion on the Roman people, the Grecian influence, the change from paganism to Christianity, the spiritual phases found in Christianity and also a number of Oriental faiths which completed so strongly with Christianity.
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Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 1 Origins to Constantine

40 Religion Roman religion and syncretism . In Cicero's De natura deorum ( " On
the nature of the gods ' ) , Cotta , himself pontifex maximus but at the same time
the defender of a sceptical academic position in religious matters , utters the ...

Author: Margaret M. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521812399

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Pietas

Author: Hendrik Wagenvoort

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004061959

Category: Religion

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The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions is the definitive reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective.

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094330

Category: Reference

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The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions is the definitive reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective. Generously illustrated, this landmark project combines the breadth of a comparative approach to religion with the depth of understanding of Caribbean spirituality as an ever-changing and varied historical phenomenon. Organized alphabetically, entries examine how Caribbean religious experiences have been shaped by and have responded to the processes of colonialism and the challenges of the postcolonial world. Systematically organized by theme and area, the encyclopedia considers religious traditions such as Vodou, Rastafari, Sunni Islam, Sanatan Dharma, Judaism, and the Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist churches. Detailed subentries present topics such as religious rituals, beliefs, practices, specific historical developments, geographical differences, and gender roles within major traditions. Also included are entries that address the religious dimensions of geographical territories that make up the Caribbean. Representing the culmination of more than a decade of work by the associates of the Caribbean Religions Project, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions will foster a greater understanding of the role of religion in Caribbean life and society, in the Caribbean diaspora, and in wider national and transnational spaces.
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The Roman Goddess Ceres

In this thematic study of the Roman goddess Ceres, Barbette Spaeth explores the rich complexity of meanings and functions that grew up around the goddess from the prehistoric period to the Late Roman Empire.

Author: Barbette Stanley Spaeth

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292776934

Category: Social Science

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Interest in goddess worship is growing in contemporary society, as women seek models for feminine spirituality and wholeness. New cults are developing around ancient goddesses from many cultures, although their modern adherents often envision and interpret the goddesses very differently than their original worshippers did. In this thematic study of the Roman goddess Ceres, Barbette Spaeth explores the rich complexity of meanings and functions that grew up around the goddess from the prehistoric period to the Late Roman Empire. In particular, she examines two major concepts, fertility and liminality, and two social categories, the plebs and women, which were inextricably linked with Ceres in the Roman mind. Spaeth then analyzes an image of the goddess in a relief of the Ara Pacis, an important state monument of the Augustan period, showing how it incorporates all these varied roles and associations of Ceres. This interpretation represents a new contribution to art history. With its use of literary, epigraphical, numismatic, artistic, and archaeological evidence, The Roman Goddess Ceres presents a more encompassing view of the goddess than was previously available. It will be important reading for all students of Classics, as well as for a general audience interested in New Age, feminist, or pagan spirituality.
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