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Author: Clifford Ando
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012, ©2003.
Series: Edinburgh readings on the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book introduces students to the complex and foreign world of Roman religion and to major trends in its study.


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Roman religion.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Ando
ISBN: 0748615652 9780748615650
OCLC Number: 875093983
Description: xvii, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Religion, Law, and Knowledge in Classical Rome; Introduction to Part 1; 1. On Comparison Jonathan Z Smith; 2. Polis-Religion and its Alternatives in the Roman Provinces Gregory Woolf; Part II Religious Institutions and Religious Authority; Introduction to Part II; 3. From Republic to Principate: Priesthood, Religion and Ideology Richard Gordon; 4. A Feature of Roman Religion Arthur Darby Nock; Part III Ritual and Myth; Introduction to Part III; 5. The Ludi Saeculares and the Carmen Saeculare Denis Feeney; 6. Cults, Myths, and Politics at the Beginning of the Empire John Scheid, trans. Philip Purchase; Part IV Theology; Introduction to Part IV; 7. The Theological Efforts of the Roman Upper Classes in the First Century BC Arnaldo Momigliano; 8. Hierarchy and Structure in Roman Polytheism: Roman Methods of Conceiving Action John Scheid, trans. Philip Purchase; Part V Roman and Alien; Introduction to Part V; 9. Religious Toleration in Republican Rome John North; 10. A Religion for the Empire Clifford Ando; Part VI Space and Time; Introduction to Part VI; 11. Loca Sancta Sabine MacCormack; 12. A Complex of Times: No More Sheep on Romulus' Birthday Mary Beard; Part VII Continuity and Change, From Republic to Empire ntroduction to Part VII; 13. Roman State Religion in the Mirror of Augustan and Late Republican Apologetics Carl Koch, trans. Christopher Barnes; 14. The Historical Development of Roman Religion Georg Wissowa, trans Christopher Barnes.
Series Title: Edinburgh readings on the ancient world.
Responsibility: edited by Clifford Ando.
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