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Religions of Rome

Author: Mary Beard; John North; S R F Price
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th editionView all editions and formats
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Volume 1 offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. Volume 2 reveals the extraordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beard, Mary, 1955-
Religions of Rome.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)742082536
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beard; John North; S R F Price
ISBN: 0521304016 9780521304016 0521316820 9780521316828 0521450152 9780521450157 0521456460 9780521456463
OCLC Number: 894574721
Notes: Includes glossary.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Volume I: History. Early Rome ---
2. imperial triumph and religious change ---
3. Religion in the late Republic ---
4. The place of religion: Rome in the early Empire ---
5. The boundaries of Roman religion ---
6. The religions of imperial Rome ---
7. Roman religion and Roman Empire --
8. Roman religion and Christian emperors: fourth and fifth centuries ------
Volume II: A sourcebook. 1. Earliest Rome ---
2. The deities of Rome ---
3. The calendar ---
4. Religious places ---
5. Festivals and ceremonies ---
6. Sacrifices ---
7. Divination and diviners ---
8. Priests and priestesses ---
9. Individuals and gods: life and death ---
10. Rome outside Rome ---
11. Threats to the Roman order ---
12. Religious groups ---
13. Perspectives.
Responsibility: Mary Beard, John North, Simon Price.
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Volume 1 offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. Volume 2 reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire.

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