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Roman Gods Goddesses

Roman Gods   Goddesses Book
Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1622751590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While the ancient Roman pantheon in many ways resembles that of ancient Greece, there is much that sets apart Roman mythology. Romans also borrowed from the religions of ancient Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Middle East, and legendary figures such as Romulus and Remus, tied closely to the history of Rome, feature prominently in ancient stories. The major and lesser figures of Roman mythology are presented in this vibrant volume with sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology and religion.

Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire Book
Author : James B. Rives
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2006-06-12
ISBN : 1405106565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

Empire and Religion in the Roman World

Empire and Religion in the Roman World Book
Author : Harriet I. Flower
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-08-19
ISBN : 1108934242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The inspiration for this volume comes from the work of its dedicatee, Brent D. Shaw, who is one of the most original and wide-ranging historians of the ancient world of the last half-century and continues to open up exciting new fields for exploration. Each of the distinguished contributors has produced a cutting-edge exploration of a topic in the history and culture of the Roman Empire dealing with a subject on which Professor Shaw has contributed valuable work. Three major themes extend across the volume as a whole. First, the ways in which the Roman world represented an intricate web of connections even while many people's lives remained fragmented and local. Second, the ways in which the peculiar Roman space promoted religious competition in a sophisticated marketplace for practices and beliefs, with Christianity being a major benefactor. Finally, the varying forms of violence which were endemic within and between communities.

Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Jörg Rüpke,Greg Woolf
Publisher : Kohlhammer Verlag
Release : 2021-10-06
ISBN : 3170292250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Roman Empire was home to a fascinating variety of different cults and religions. Its enormous extent, the absence of a precisely definable state religion and constant exchanges with the religions and cults of conquered peoples and of neighbouring cultures resulted in a multifaceted diversity of religious convictions and practices. This volume provides a compelling view of central aspects of cult and religion in the Roman Empire, among them the distinction between public and private cult, the complex interrelations between different religious traditions, their mutually entangled developments and expansions, and the diversity of regional differences, rituals, religious texts and artefacts.

Religions of Rome Volume 1 A History

Religions of Rome  Volume 1  A History Book
Author : Mary Beard,Reader in Classics Mary Beard,John North,Simon Price
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-06-28
ISBN : 9780521316828
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. 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. The narrative account is structured around a series of broad themes: how to interpret the Romans' own theories of their religious system and its origins; the relationship of religion and the changing politics of Rome; the religious importance of the layout and monuments of the city itself; changing ideas of religious identity and community; religious innovation - and, ultimately, revolution. The companion volume, Religions of Rome: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.

Roman Religion

Roman Religion Book
Author : Valerie M. Warrior
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-10-16
ISBN : 0521825113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Matter of the Gods

The Matter of the Gods Book
Author : Clifford Ando
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2009-03-10
ISBN : 0520259866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, & what motivated them to change those rituals? Clifford Ando explores the answers to these questions, pursuing a variety of themes essential to the study of religion in history.

Time in Roman Religion

Time in Roman Religion Book
Author : Gary Forsythe
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-31
ISBN : 1136314415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman Empire, spanning the first four centuries of our era. In Time in Roman Religion, author Gary Forsythe examines both the religious history of the Republic and the religious history of the Empire. These six studies are unified by the important role played by various concepts of time in Roman religious thought and practice. Previous modern studies of early Roman religion in Republican times have discussed how the placement of religious ceremonies in the calendar was determined by their relevance to agricultural or military patterns of early Roman life, but modern scholars have failed to recognize that many aspects of Roman religious thought and behavior in later times were also preconditioned or even substantially influenced by concepts of time basic to earlier Roman religious history. This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time. Yet, in the process of delving into these six different topics the study surveys a large portion of Roman religious history in a representative fashion, from earliest times to the end of the ancient world and the triumph of Christianity.

From Jupiter to Christ

From Jupiter to Christ Book
Author : Jörg Rüpke (theoloog)
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0198703724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Emerging from a decade of research, 'From Jupiter to Christ' demonstrates that the decisive change within the Roman imperial period was not a growing number of religions or changes in their ranking and success, but a modification of the idea of 'religion' and a change in the social place of religious practices and beliefs.

The Religions of the Roman Empire

The Religions of the Roman Empire Book
Author : John Ferguson
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1970
ISBN : 9780801493119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Religions of the Roman Empire book written by John Ferguson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Pantheon

Pantheon Book
Author : Joerg Ruepke
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 0691211558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, an innovative and comprehensive account of religion in the ancient Roman and Mediterranean world In this ambitious and authoritative book, Jörg Rüpke provides a comprehensive and strikingly original narrative history of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion over more than a millennium—from the late Bronze Age through the Roman imperial period and up to late antiquity. While focused primarily on the city of Rome, Pantheon fully integrates the many religious traditions found in the Mediterranean world, including Judaism and Christianity. This generously illustrated book is also distinguished by its unique emphasis on lived religion, a perspective that stresses how individuals’ experiences and practices transform religion into something different from its official form. The result is a radically new picture of Roman religion and of a crucial period in Western religion—one that influenced Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and even the modern idea of religion itself.

Dialectics of Religion in the Roman World

Dialectics of Religion in the Roman World Book
Author : Francesca Mazzilli,Dies van der Linde
Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
Release : 2021-09-29
ISBN : 9783515130660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent scholarship has seen a general turn from separate entities to relations and inclusivity, from static and systemic views to a focus on historical processes and fluidity. Dialectical thinking fundamentally builds on the entwinement of social interactions, inclusivity, contradictory relations, and historical movement. Yet, it is underrepresented in current research of Roman society and religion. Therefore, this volume intends to foreground dialectical thinking as a critical and constructive way to expose and analyse the dynamism, diversity, and discrepancies of religion in the Roman world. Based on critical theories and archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources, the authors discuss cults, ranging from Mars Thincsus and Mithras to Magna Mater and the deified emperors, in diverse contexts across the Mediterranean from East to West (the Hauran, Asia Minor, Jerusalem, Dalmatia, Gaul, Britain, and Rome). Together, they give a taste of the potential of dialectical approaches for enhancing our understanding of Roman society and religion.

Paganism in the Roman Empire

Paganism in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Ramsay MacMullen
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1981-01-01
ISBN : 9780300029840
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"MacMullen...has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics of its predecessors: the presentation of novel, revisionist points of view...; discrete set pieces of trenchant argument which do not necessarily conform to the boundaries of traditional history; and an impressive, authoritative, and up-to-date documentation, especially rich in primary sources...A stimulating and provocative discourse on Roman paganism as a phenomenon worthy of synthetic investigation in its own right and as the fundamental context for the rise of Christianity.”--Richard Brilliant, History "MacMullen’s latest work represents many features of paganism in its social context more vividly and clearly than ever before.”--Fergus Millar, American Historical Review "The major cults...are examined from a social and cultural perspective and with the aid of many recently published specialized studies...Students of the Roman Empire...should read this book.”--Robert J, Penella, Classical World "A distinguished book with much exact observation...An indispensable mine of erudition on a grand theme.” Henry Chadwick, Times Literary Supplement Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University and the author of Roman Government’s Response to Crisis, A.D. 235-337 and Roman Social Relations, 50 B.C. to A.D. 284

Magic in the Roman World

Magic in the Roman World Book
Author : Naomi Janowitz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
ISBN : 113463367X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that 'magical' activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.

An Introduction to Roman Religion

An Introduction to Roman Religion Book
Author : John Scheid
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780253216601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by one of the world's leading scholars of the Roman world, An Introduction to Roman Religion offers students a complete portrait of religion in Rome during the late republic and early empire. It draws on the latest findings in archaeology and history to explain the meanings of rituals, rites, auspices, and oracles, to describe the uses of temples and sacred ground, and to evoke the daily patterns of religious life and observance within the city of Rome and its environs. The text is usefully organized around major themes, such as the origins of Roman religion, the importance of the religious calendar, the structure of religious space, the forms of religious services and rituals, and the gods, priests, and core theologies that shaped religious observance. In addition to its clear and accessible presentation, Roman Religion includes quotations from primary sources, a chronology of religious and historical events from 750 B.C. to A.D. 494, a full glossary, and an annotated guide to further reading.

Political Religions in the Greco Roman World

Political Religions in the Greco Roman World Book
Author : Charlotte Dunn,Elias Koulakiotis
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN : 1527535401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Until the 1980s, historical treatments of ancient religion focused mainly on myth, cult and ritual as a way to interpret the mental structures or primary emotions of ancient peoples, but, in the last few decades, a “political turn” in the study of religion has taken hold. This volume serves to diversify our understanding of the political conceptualizations and implementations of religious practice in the ancient Mediterranean region from the 7th Century BCE to the 4th Century CE, in both Greek and Roman contexts. The underlying question taken up here is: in what situations was Greco-Roman religious practice articulated, communicated, and perceived in political contexts, both real and imagined? Written by experts in the fields of archaeology, linguistics, art history, historiography, political science and religion, the chapters of this volume engage the plurality and the diversity of the Greco-Roman religious experience as it receives and negotiates power relations.

Religions of Rome Volume 2 A Sourcebook

Religions of Rome  Volume 2  A Sourcebook Book
Author : Mary Beard,Reader in Classics Mary Beard,John North,Simon Price
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-06-28
ISBN : 9780521456463
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire.

Cult Ritual Divinity and Belief in the Roman World

Cult  Ritual  Divinity and Belief in the Roman World Book
Author : Duncan Fishwick
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 1351219642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The papers assembled in this selection of studies range in subject matter from early Judaic magic to an inscribed monument of the Neo-Classical period. The principal emphasis of the collection is nevertheless on religious developments under the High Roman Empire: problems arising from the interpretation of oriental cults imported from the Hellenistic East but primarily the development of imperial cult, the one universal religion of the empire before the coming of Christianity. The essays divide into five categories: Divinity and Power; The Imperial Numen; The Imperial Cult: Review and Discussion; Rituals and Ceremonies; Ainigmata. The titles of the individual articles speak for themselves but readers may also find the preface of interest in so far as it sets out the author's ideas on the controversial nature of the emperor's divinity. While this is a topic deserving of a book in its own right, the preface together with the points raised by individual studies within the overall framework may go some way to repairing this defficiency.

Roman Religion

Roman Religion Book
Author : Clifford Ando
Publisher : Edinburgh Readings on the Anci
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historiography and method -- Religious institutions and religious authority -- Ritual and myth -- Theology -- Roman and alien -- Continuity and change from Republic to Empire.

Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity

Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity Book
Author : Jaś Elsner
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-03-19
ISBN : 1108473075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the problems for studying art and religion in Eurasia arising from ancestral, colonial and post-colonial biases in historiography.