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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

Religious Competition in the Greco Roman World

Religious Competition in the Greco Roman World Book
Author : Nathaniel P. DesRosiers,Lily C. Vuong
Publisher : SBL Press
Release : 2016-08-19
ISBN : 0884141578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays that broaden the historical scope and sharpen the parameters of competitive discourses Scholars in the fields of late antique Christianity, neoplatonism, New Testament, art history, and rabbinics examine issues related to authority, identity, and change in religious and philosophical traditions of late antiquity. The specific focus of the volume is the examination of cultural producers and their particular viewpoints and agendas in an attempt to shed new light on the religious thinkers, texts, and material remains of late antiquity. The essays explore the major creative movements of the era, examining the strategies used to develop and designate orthodoxies and orthopraxies. This collection of essays reinterprets dialogues between individuals and groups, illuminating the mutual competition and influence among these ancient thinkers and communities. Features: Essays feature competitive discourse as the central organizing theme Articles present unique theoretical models that are adaptable to different contexts and highly applicable to religious discourses before and after the Late Antique Period Scholars cover a much wider range of traditions including Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and philosophy in order to provide the most complete portrait of the religious landscape

Religious Diversity in the Graeco Roman World

Religious Diversity in the Graeco Roman World Book
Author : Dan Cohn-Sherbok,John M. Court
Publisher : Burns & Oates
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This pioneering study by leading scholars in the field surveys a century of scholarship and seeks to untangle the complexities of religious interactions and conflict in the first century CE. Over the last hundred years there has been a great deal of interest in the nature of religious diversity in the Graeco-Roman world. A wide variety of scholars have attempted to untangle the complexities of religious interaction and conflict that characterized it in every phase. Students of this period now have a convenient and authoritative introduction to recent work in this vast field of scholarship. The volume comprises Philip Esler on Palestinian Judaism in the First Century, John Barclay on Diaspora Judaism, Charlotte hmpel on the Essenes, Donald Hagner on 'Historical Jesus' studies, James Dunn on Paul, Thomas O'Loughlin on The Early Church, Graham Anderson on Greek religione, Robin Mc.L.Wilson on Gnosticism and John Court on Mithraism.

Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World

Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World Book
Author : Ross Shepard Kraemer
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780195142785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This excellent sourcebook contains hundrds of primary texts translated into English, expanded and revised for this new edition. Covering women's religion from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD, it contains a wealth of material grouped thematically relating to many different types of women.

Political Religions in the Greco Roman World

Political Religions in the Greco Roman World Book
Author : Elias Koulakiotis,Charlotte Dunn
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.

Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World

Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World Book
Author : Catherine M. Chin
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2013-02-12
ISBN : 0812201574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Between the years 350 and 500 a large body of Latin artes grammaticae emerged, educational texts outlining the study of Latin grammar and attempting a systematic discussion of correct Latin usage. These texts—the most complete of which are attributed to Donatus, Charisius, Servius, Diomedes, Pompeius, and Priscian—have long been studied as documents in the history of linguistic theory and literary scholarship. In Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World, Catherine Chin instead finds within them an opportunity to probe the connections between religious ideology and literary culture in the later Roman Empire. To Chin, the production and use of these texts played a decisive role both in the construction of a pre-Christian classical culture and in the construction of Christianity as a religious entity bound to a religious text. In exploring themes of utopian writing, pedagogical violence, and the narration of the self, the book describes the multiple ways literary education contributed to the idea that the Roman Empire and its inhabitants were capable of converting from one culture to another, from classical to Christian. The study thus reexamines the tensions between these two idealized cultures in antiquity by suggesting that, on a literary level, they were produced simultaneously through reading and writing techniques that were common across the empire. In bringing together and reevaluating fundamental topics from the fields of religious studies, classics, education, and literary criticism, Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World offers readers from these disciplines the opportunity to reconsider the basic conditions under which religions and cultures interact.

Pantheon

Pantheon Book
Author : Jörg Rüpke
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-02-20
ISBN : 0691156832
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 both Roman religion and a crucial period in Western religion—one that influenced Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and even the modern idea of religion itself. Drawing on a vast range of literary and archaeological evidence, Pantheon shows how Roman religion shaped and was shaped by its changing historical contexts from the ninth century BCE to the fourth century CE. Because religion was not a distinct sphere in the Roman world, the book treats religion as inseparable from political, social, economic, and cultural developments. The narrative emphasizes the diversity of Roman religion; offers a new view of central concepts such as “temple,” “altar,” and “votive”; reassesses the gendering of religious practices; and much more. Throughout, Pantheon draws on the insights of modern religious studies, but without “modernizing” ancient religion. With its unprecedented scope and innovative approach, Pantheon is an unparalleled account of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion.

The Matter of the Gods

The Matter of the Gods Book
Author : Clifford Ando
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2008-02-13
ISBN : 9780520933651
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, and what motivated them to change those rituals? To these questions Clifford Ando proposes simple answers: In contrast to ancient Christians, who had faith, Romans had knowledge, and their knowledge was empirical in orientation. In other words, the Romans acquired knowledge of the gods through observation of the world, and their rituals were maintained or modified in light of what they learned. After a preface and opening chapters that lay out this argument about knowledge and place it in context, The Matter of the Gods pursues a variety of themes essential to the study of religion in history.

The Cults of the Roman Empire

The Cults of the Roman Empire Book
Author : Robert Turcan
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 1997-01-23
ISBN : 9780631200475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is about the multiplicity of gods and religions that characterized the Roman world before Constantine. It was not the noble gods such as Jove, Apollo and Diana, who were crucial to the lives of the common people in the empire, bur gods of an altogether more earthly, earth level, whose rituals and observances may now seem bizarre. As well as being of wide general interest, this book will appeal to students of the Roman Empire and of the history of religion.

A Companion to Roman Religion

A Companion to Roman Religion Book
Author : Jörg Rüpke
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-04-18
ISBN : 1444339249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Memory and Religious Experience in the Greco Roman World

Memory and Religious Experience in the Greco Roman World Book
Author : Nicola Cusumano,Valentino Gasparini,Attilio Mastrocinque,Jörg Rüpke
Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9783515104258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concepts of memory and experience have stimulated interest in a wide range of recent cultural studies. In the history of scholarship on religion in Mediterranean antiquity, scholars have focused on the emotional dimension of both terms by employing the concepts of 'Christianity' and its derivative, 'oriental religion'. Only recently analyses in this field started focusing on interaction and individual experience. Research initiatives at Palermo and Erfurt have taken up this lead and brought together a group of scholars testing such approaches for new perspectives on the history of religion in the Greek and Roman world. This volume reviews the cognitive and emotional dimensions of such experiences in their diverse local, social, and ritual contexts. Memory likewise opens a window onto the interaction of individual and society. Contributions address the individual processes of memorialization and remembrance. They analyse the collective evocation of memories and their shaping of individual memory.

The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire

The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Zsuzsanna Várhelyi
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-04-22
ISBN : 1139487612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the connection between political and religious power in the pagan Roman Empire through a study of senatorial religion. Presenting a new collection of historical, epigraphic, prosopographic and material evidence, it argues that as Augustus turned to religion to legitimize his powers, senators in turn also came to negotiate their own power, as well as that of the emperor, partly in religious terms. In Rome, the body of the senate and priesthoods helped to maintain the religious power of the senate; across the Empire senators defined their magisterial powers by following the model of emperors and by relying on the piety of sacrifice and benefactions. The ongoing participation and innovations of senators confirm the deep ability of imperial religion to engage the normative, symbolic and imaginative aspects of religious life among senators.

Romans Barbarians and the Transformation of the Roman World

Romans  Barbarians  and the Transformation of the Roman World Book
Author : Ralph W. Mathisen,Danuta Shanzer
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780754668145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious and political Mediterranean world. This was the theme of the 2005 Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The selection of conferences papers published here remind us that the transformation of the Roman world took place in a Roman context and that Romanitas always was the touchstone against which social, intellectual, and political developments were measured.

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,Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall 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.

Jews in a Graeco Roman World

Jews in a Graeco Roman World Book
Author : Martin Goodman
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 1998-12-18
ISBN : 0191518360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains studies of the social, cultural, and religious history of the Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. Some of the sixteen contributors are specialists in Jewish history, others in classics. They tackle from different angles the extent to which Jews in this period differed from other peoples in the Mediterranean region, and how much Jewish evidence can be used for the history of the wider classical world. The authors make extensive use not only of types of evidence familiar to classicists, such as inscriptions and the writing of Josephus, but also Jewish religious literature, including rabbinic texts. The various studies demonstrate that, although Jews lived to some extent apart from others and with distinctive customs, in many ways this showed the cultural presuppositions and preoccupations of their gentile contemporaries. The book aims to encourage wider use of the Jewish evidence by classicists and will be important for all students of the classical world.

Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Ben Holtzer
Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN : 1502622645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religion in the Roman Empire goes beyond gods and goddesses to provide a detailed look at the belief system of ancient Rome. As the empire expanded, diverse cultures joined together, bringing new traditions, sacred places, and holidays. This book examines current scholarship about the role religion played in the lives of everyday Romans as well as that of spiritual figures like priests and priestesses.

Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World

Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World Book
Author : Sarolta A. Takács,Sarolta A.. Takács
Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through the implementation of the complex historical method, this study provides a more precise picture of the integration of the cult of Isis and of the function of Isis and Sarapis in the Rhine and Danubian provinces.

Pollution and Religion in Ancient Rome

Pollution and Religion in Ancient Rome Book
Author : Jack J. Lennon
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN : 9781108958318
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pollution could come from any number of sources in the Roman world. Bodily functions, sexual activity, bloodshed, death - any of these could cause disaster if brought into contact with religion. Its presence could invalidate sacrifices, taint religious officials, and threaten to bring down the anger of the gods upon the city. Orators could use pollution as a means of denigrating opponents and obstructing religious procedures, and writers could emphasise the 'otherness' of barbarians by drawing attention to their different ideas about what was or was not 'dirty'. Yet despite all this, religious pollution remained a vague concept within the Latin language, and what constituted pollution could change depending on the context in which it appeared. Calling upon a range of research disciplines, this book highlights the significant role that pollution played across Roman religion, and the role it played in the construction of religious identity.

Empire and Religion in the Roman World

Empire and Religion in the Roman World Book
Author : Harriet I. Flower
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-06-30
ISBN : 9781108831925
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.

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.