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Religions of Rome, Volume 2: A Sourcebook / Edition 1
     

Religions of Rome, Volume 2: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

by Mary Beard, John North, Simon Price
 

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ISBN-10: 0521456460

ISBN-13: 9780521456463

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation). More than just a "sourcebook," it explores some of the major themes and problems of Roman religion (such as sacrifice,

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This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation). More than just a "sourcebook," it explores some of the major themes and problems of Roman religion (such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination and prediction). Each document has an introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and is used as the starting point for further discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456463
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
694,849
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Earliest Rome; 2. The deities of Rome; 3. The calendar; 4. Religious places; 5. Festivals and ceremonies; 6. Sacrifices; 7. Divination and diviners; 8. Priests and priestesses; 9. Individuals and gods: life and death; 10. Rome outside Rome; 11. Threats to the Roman order; 12. Religious groups; 13. Perspectives; Glossary; Deities and their epithets; Bibliography; Indexes.

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