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Archaic Roman religion, with an appendix on the religion of the Etruscans.

Author: Georges Dumézil
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1970]
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Dumézil, Georges, 1898-1986.
Archaic Roman religion, with an appendix on the religion of the Etruscans.
Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1970]
(OCoLC)760701098
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Dumézil
ISBN: 0226169685 9780226169682
OCLC Number: 213906
Language Note: Translation of La religion romaine archaïque.
Notes: Translation of La religion romaine archaïque.
Description: 2 volumes (xxx, 715 pages) 24 cm
Contents: Vol. 1 Uncertainty of the history of the first centuries --
Political history and religious history --
Most ardent Roman religion: numen or deus? --
Characteristics of the Roman gods --
Lost mythology: the example of the Matralia --
From Mythology to history --
Indo-European heritage at Rome --
Conservatism of the Roman religion: the case of Iuges auspicium --
Value of formulary evidence --
Roman scholars --
So-called Pontifical revolution --
Some characteristics of the Roman religion --
Balance in Roman religion --
Vocabulary of the sacred --
Purpose of this book. First part: The great gods of the archaic triad: the documents --
Interpretation: the three functions --
Jupiter --
Mars --
Quirinus --
The archaic triad: complements. Second part: ancient theology --
the Capitoline triad --
Capitoline Jupiter --
Juno --
Minerva --
the Capitoline triad --
Fires of public worship --
Frameworks --
The Beginnings --
The Times --
The Places --
Man --
The Living --
The Dead --
Forces and elements --
Third function --
Second and first functions. Vol. 2 Third part: extensions and mutations --
Personified abstractions --
Gods of the neighbors --
Gods of the enemy --
First Greek gods --
An Attempt at chronology --
Religion during the second Punic war --
First literary evidence --
Ideological innovations --
Thrusts and resistances --
Civil wars and religion. Fourth part: the cult --
Sacra publica --
Sacerdotes --
Signa and portenta --
Notes on private cults.
Other Titles: Religion romaine archaïque.
Responsibility: Translated by Philip Krapp. Foreword by Mircea Eliade.

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Vol. 1 Uncertainty of the history of the first centuries -- Political history and religious history -- Most ardent Roman religion: Numen or Deus? -- Characteristics of the Roman gods -- Lost mythology: the example of the Matralia -- From Mythology to history -- Indo-European heritage at Rome -- Conservatism of the Roman religion: the case of Iuges auspicium -- Value of formulary evidence -- Roman scholars -- So-called Pontifical revolution -- Some characteristics of the Roman religion -- Balance in Roman religion -- Vocabulary of the sacred -- Purpose of this book. First part: The great gods of the archaic triad: the documents -- Interpretation: the three functions -- Jupiter -- Mars -- Quirinus -- The archaic triad: complements. Second part: ancient theology -- the Capitoline triad -- Capitoline Jupiter -- Juno -- Minerva -- the Capitoline triad -- Fires of public worship -- Frameworks -- The Beginnings -- The Times -- The Places -- Man -- The Living -- The Dead -- Forces and elements -- Third function -- Second and first functions. Vol. 2 Third part: extensions and mutations -- Personified abstractions -- Gods of the neighbors -- Gods of the enemy -- First Greek gods -- An Attempt at chronology -- Religion during the second Punic war -- First literary evidence -- Ideological innovations -- Thrusts and resistances -- Civil wars and religion. Fourth part: the cult -- Sacra publica -- Sacerdotes -- Signa and portenta -- Notes on private cults.

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