Nemesis, the Roman State and the Games

Nemesis, the Roman State and the Games

by Michael B. Hornum
     
 

This re-evaluation of the place of Nemesis in the Roman World shows that the goddess was associated less with the lower classes than with the emperor and state. It also reveals her as particularly connected with the munus and venatio as the result of a function peculiar to these games.See more details below

Overview

This re-evaluation of the place of Nemesis in the Roman World shows that the goddess was associated less with the lower classes than with the emperor and state. It also reveals her as particularly connected with the munus and venatio as the result of a function peculiar to these games.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004097452
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Series:
Religions in the Graeco-Roman World Series, #11
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements of the Plates
Introduction1
Ch. 1Nemesis Prior to the Roman Imperial Period6
The Origins and Meaning of Nemesis6
Pre-Roman Cults of Nemesis10
Ch. 2Nemesis and the Roman State15
Nemesis and the Emperor15
Nemesis and Imperial Structures19
Nemesis and the Griffin24
Nemesis Trampling on a Prostrate Figure32
Nemesis Augusta36
Nemesis and the City41
Ch. 3Nemesis and the Games43
Chronology of the Association44
Types of Games50
Character of the Cult Remains56
Nemesis Iconography and Epithets62
Worshippers of Nemesis70
Types of Worship74
Analysis78
Conclusions89
Appendix One: Catalogue of the Literary Evidence91
Appendix Two: Catalogue of the Epigraphic Evidence153
Appendix Three: Nemesis and the Griffin: A Corpus of the Evidence318
Appendix Four: Nemesis and the Scales, Wheel and Measuring Stick321
Appendix Five: Examples of the "Smyrna" Nemesis Type328
Table 1331
Table 2332
Table 3333
Table 4336
Table 5339
Table 6342
Bibliography345
Epigraphic Index355
General Index366
Plates I-XXVIII

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