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A companion to Roman religion

Author: Jörg Rüpke
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2007
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. An innovative introduction to Roman religion. Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods Analyzes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxx, 542 p. : ill., maps
(DLC) 2006025010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jörg Rüpke
ISBN: 9781782684893 1782684891
OCLC Number: 843086594
Description: 1 online resource (46 entries) : 70 images, digital files.
Contents: Roman religion --
religions of Rome / Jörg Rüpke --
Approaching Roman religion : the case for Wissenschaftsgeschichte / C. Robert Phillips, III --
Part I. Changes --
The religion of archaic Rome / Christopher Smith --
Pre-Roman Italy, before and under the Romans / Olivier de Cazanove --
Urban religion in the middle and late republic / Eric Orlin --
Continuity and change : religion in the Augustan semi-century / Karl Galinsky --
Religions and the integration of cities in the empire in the second century AD : the creation of a common religious language / William Van Andringa --
Old religions transformed : religions and religious policy from Decius to Constantine / Hartmut Leppin --
Religious koine and religious dissent in the fourth century / Michele Renee Salzman. Part II. Media --
The history of Roman religion in Roman historiography and epic / Denis Feeney --
Religion and Roman coins / Jonathan Williams --
Reliefs, public and private / Katja Moede --
Inscriptions as sources of knowledge for religions and cults in the Roman world of imperial times / Rudolf Haensch --
Religion in the house / Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann. Part III. Symbols and practices --
Roman cult sites : a pragmatic approach / Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser --
Complex rituals : games and processions in republican Rome / Frank Bernstein --
Performing the sacred : prayers and hymns / Frances Hickson Hahn --
Music and dance : forms of representation in pictorial and written sources / Friederike Fless and Katja Moede --
Sacrifices for gods and ancestors / John Scheid. Part IV. Actors and actions --
Religious actors in daily life : practices and related beliefs / Nicole Belayche --
Republican nobiles : controlling the res publica / Veit Rosenberger --
Emperors : caring for the empire and their successors / Peter Herz --
Urban elites in the Roman East : enhancing regional positions and social superiority / Athanasios Rizakis --
Living on religion : professionals and personnel / Marietta Horster. Part V. Different religious identities --
Roman diaspora Judaism / Jack N. Lightstone --
Creating one's own religion : intellectual choices / Attilio Mastrocinque --
Institutionalized religious options : mithraism / Richard Gordon --
The Romanness of Roman Christianity / Stefan Heid. Part VI. Roman religion outside and seen from outside --
Exporting Roman religion / Clifford Ando --
vReligion in the Roman East / Ted Kaizer --
Roman religion in the vision of Tertullian / Cecilia Ames.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Jörg Rüpke.

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A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. An innovative introduction to Roman religion. Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD. Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils. Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts.

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