Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs / Edition 1

Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs / Edition 1

by Denis Feeney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521559219

ISBN-13: 9780521559218

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book exploits recent reevaluations of Roman religion in order to argue in favor of taking the religious dimensions of Roman literature seriously, as important cultural work in their own right. Instead of seeing Roman religious and literary activity as derivative and parasitic upon Greek originals, the book questions the romanticizing biases of classical studies,…  See more details below

Overview

This book exploits recent reevaluations of Roman religion in order to argue in favor of taking the religious dimensions of Roman literature seriously, as important cultural work in their own right. Instead of seeing Roman religious and literary activity as derivative and parasitic upon Greek originals, the book questions the romanticizing biases of classical studies, and argues for the power and creativity of the Romans in their engagements with Greek culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521559218
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Roman Literature and its Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Belief; 2. Myth; 3. Divinity; 4. Ritual; 5. Epilogue: knowledge; Bibliography; Index.

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