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An introduction to Roman religion

Author: John Scheid; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Scheid; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 0253343771 9780253343772 0253216605 9780253216601
OCLC Number: 51983537
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Questions of methodology. 1. Problems and problematics --
2. Definitions, concepts, difficulties --
3. Ritual and its formulations --
pt. 2. Structures. 4. The division of time: calendars, rituals, regular festivals --
5. The division of space: temples, sanctuaries and other sacred places --
pt. 3. Religious rituals. 6. Sacrifice --
7. Auspices and rituals of divination --
pt. 4. The actors. 8. Priestly figures --
9. The double life of the Roman gods --
pt. 5. Exegeses and speculations. Interpretations of Roman religion.
Other Titles: Religion des Romans.
Responsibility: John Scheid ; translated by Janet Lloyd.
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Lacking (apparently) a native mythology or images of its gods, Roman religion has always seemed barren to scholars. Without anything much to interpret, interpretation has regularly fallen into Read more...

 
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