The Religion of the Romans / Edition 1

The Religion of the Romans / Edition 1

by Jorg Rupke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745630154

ISBN-13: 9780745630151

Pub. Date: 12/11/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jörg Rüpke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief.

Rüpke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults

Overview

The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jörg Rüpke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief.

Rüpke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies.

This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745630151
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/11/2007
Series:
Please Select a Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English edition.

List of illustrations.

Abbreviations.

Prolegomena.

1. Religion in the Ancient World.

2. From the She-Wolf to Caesar: historical foundations.

3. Gods and Men.

4. Religious Action.

5. Thinking about Religion.

Part II: Religion in Action.

6. Social Rules: sacrifice and feasting.

7. Managing Lines of Communication: vows and curses.

8. Control of Space: communication and boundaries.

9. Co-ordination: time and the calendar.

Part III: Social Reality.

10. Religion in the Metropolis.

11. Specialists and Professionals.

12. From Caesar to the Lamb of God: historical perspectives.

Bibliography.

Bibliographical note.

Secondary literature cited.

Indexes.

General.

Gods and cults.

Names of persons.

Names of peoples and places

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