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Scheid, John

Overview
Works: 183 works in 720 publications in 10 languages and 8,013 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Church history  Chronologies  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Commentator, Adapter, Collector, Opponent, 956, Contributor, tra, Other, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: BL803, 292.07
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Most widely held works by John Scheid
An introduction to Roman religion by John Scheid( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to religion in Rome during the late republic and early empire. Written by one of the world's leading scholars of the subject, it draws on the latest findings in archaeology and history to explain the meanings of rituals, rites, auspices and oracles, to describe the uses of temples and sacred ground, and to evoke the daily patterns of religious life and observance within the city Rome and its environs. The book is divided into five parts. In the first the author considers the contemporary meaning of religious terms and concepts and the role religion played in the Roman sense of identity and destiny. The second describes the religious calendar, diurnal patterns of worship and observance, and the structure of religious space in temples, sanctuaries and sacred places. The third looks at the form of religious services including the rites and purposes of sacrifices, and examines when auspices were sought and how they were read. Part IV describes the priests and priestesses - who they were; how they were trained and for what functions - and the gods and demi-gods of the Roman pantheon. Part V considers Roman theology and exegesis. -- Back cover
The craft of Zeus : myths of weaving and fabric by John Scheid( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome et l'intégration de l'Empire : (44 av. J.-C.-260 ap. J.-C.) by François Jacques( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du Haut Empire on donne volontiers une image caricaturale. Défini sans précaution comme une monarchie brutale et brouillonne, le régime du principat est considéré tantôt comme un système prédateur, tantôt comme une période idyllique de paix et de félicité, interrompue par quelques rares guerres civiles et progressivement détruite par les barbares. C'est contre ces excès que veut réagir ce livre. Le principat était indéniablement un régime autoritaire et répressif, fondé sur le pouvoir militaire et sur l'exploitation des pauvres, libres ou non libres. Mais il n'était ni une monarchie absolue, ni une simple machine impérialiste. Très souple et en mutation permanente, le régime du principat a réussi à maintenir une relative paix intérieure et à gouverner, voire à intégrer dans l'empire, sur le plan politique, social et économique, les régions, les cités et les élites de tout le monde méditerranéen
Religion et piété à Rome by John Scheid( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romulus et ses frères : le collège des Frères Arvales, modèle du culte public dans la Rome des empereurs by John Scheid( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods, the state, and the individual : reflections on civic religion in Rome by John Scheid( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman religious practice has long presented a number of challenges to historians approaching the subject from a perspective framed by the three Abrahamic religions. The Romans had no sacred text that espoused its creed or offered a portrait of its foundational myth. They described relations with the divine using technical terms widely employed to describe relations with other humans. Indeed, there was not even a word in classical Latin that corresponds to the English word religion. In The Gods, the State, and the Individual, John Scheid confronts these and other challenges directly. If Roman religious practice has long been dismissed as a cynical or naïve system of borrowed structres unmarked by any true piety, Scheid contends that this is the result of a misplaced expectation that the basis of religion lies in an individual's personal and revelatory relationship with his or her god. He argues that when viewed in the light of secular history as opposed to Christian theology, Roman religion emerges as a legitimate phenomenon in which rituals, both public and private, enforced a sense of communal, civic, and state identity. Since the 1970s, Scheid has been one of the most influential figures reshaping scholarly understanding of ancient Roman religion. The Gods, the State, and the Individual presents a translation of Scheid's work that chronicles the development of his field-changing scholarship. -- from dust jacket
Res gestae divi Augusti: the achievements of the divine Augustus by Augustus( Book )

24 editions published in 2007 in 5 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exposé autobiographique dans lequel Auguste énumère tout ce qu'il a fait pour le peuple romain pendant sa carrière. L'ouvrage regroupe les différentes versions du texte (texte latin et version grecque d'Ankara, version latine d'Antioche de Pisidie et version grecque d'Apollonie) ainsi que l'archétype reconstitué de la transcription diplomatique que l'appareil critique accompagne
Rites et croyances dans les religions du monde romain : huit exposés suivis de discussions : Vandœuvres-Genève, 21-25 août 2006 by Entretiens sur l'antiquité classique( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Frères Arvales : recrutement et origine sociale sous les empereurs julio-claudiens by John Scheid( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand faire, c'est croire : les rites sacrificiels des Romains by John Scheid( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers l'analyse de sacrifices pratiqués à Rome entre le IIe siècle avant J.-C. et le IIIe siècle apr. J.-C., l'auteur étudie cette fonction fondamentale de la religion romaine ainsi que l'influence des rites sacrificiels grecs. Il montre que ces sacrifices, laissant libre cours à nombreuses interprétations et croyances, attestent du problème de sens dans une religion sans croyances ni dogmes
Pour une archéologie du rite : nouvelles perspectives de l'archéologie funéraire( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urgeschichte - Antik - Totenarchäologie - Brandgrab - Ritual
La colonne aurélienne : autour de la colonne Aurélienne : geste et image sur la colonne de Marc Aurèle à Rome by John Scheid( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in French and Miscellaneous languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la divination by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of De divinatione by M. Tullius Cicero
Le collège des Frères Arvales : étude prosopographique du recrutement (69-304) by John Scheid( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in French and Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches archéologiques à la Magliana : le balneum des Frères arvales by Henri Broise( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colons et colonies dans le monde romain : [actes de la XVe Rencontre franco-italienne d'épigraphie du monde romain, (Paris, 4-6 octobre 2008)] by Rencontre franco-italienne sur l'épigraphie du monde romain( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in Italian and French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orient dans l'histoire religieuse de l'Europe : l'invention des origines by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, institutions et société de la Rome antique by John Scheid( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En opposant aux discours sectaires les armes universelles de l'histoire, de la philologie et de l'anthropologie, bref tout l'arsenal de la science et de la raison, l'histoire des religions du passé nous met en mesure de dégonfler les mythes modernes, ceux des autres, mais également les nôtres. Elle permet de repérer la projection dans le passé imaginaire des "origines" de fantasmes nationalistes, religieux ou racistes, et de désarmer les interprétations outrées qui peuvent être faites des textes sacrés. À l'intérieur des nations héritées du XIXe siècle, l'histoire ancienne peut aider à déconstruire la représentation que les États-nations se font parfois de leur passé, en montrant que malgré leur apparente proximité, leurs "ancêtres" sont aussi éloignés de la société actuelle que les habitants des antipodes. Elle permet de contester le "miracle grec", le "génie romain", la "supériorité germanique", ou encore la dialectique hégélienne selon laquelle les religions et l'histoire tendent vers le monothéisme chrétien. By opposing sectarian discourses with the universal weapons of history, philology and anthropology, in short, the entire arsenal of science and reason, the history of religions of the past enables us to deflate modern myths, and not only those of others but also our own. It allows us to identify the projection, in the imaginary past, of the "origins" of nationalist, religious or racist fantasies, and to disarm exaggerated interpretations of the sacred texts. Within nations inherited from the 19th century, ancient history can help to deconstruct the representation that nation states sometimes create of their past, by showing that despite their apparent proximity, their "ancestors", often simply assumed to be so, were as distant from the current society as the inhabitants of the antipodes, and hardly resembled the image assigned to them. It enables us to challenge the "Greek miracle", the "Roman genius", the "Germanic superiority", or the Hegelian
Luoma ren by Roger Hanoune( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An introduction to Roman religion
Alternative Names
John Scheid Frans godsdiensthistoricus

John Scheid französischer Althistoriker und Religionshistoriker

John Scheid French historian of religion and professor

John Scheid storico lussemburghese naturalizzato francese

Scheid, J. 1944-

Джон Шайд.

シェード, ジョン

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The craft of Zeus : myths of weaving and fabric