Temples, Religion, and Politics in the Roman Republic

Temples, Religion, and Politics in the Roman Republic

by Orlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0391041320

ISBN-13: 9780391041325

Pub. Date: 09/14/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The construction of a new temple in the Roman Republic was an event that illuminated key features of their political and religious systems. Building a temple was for instance a way for a victorious general to proclaim his glory and for a magistrate to higlight his prestige, but it was also a public service. This book explores this relationship between the individual

Overview

The construction of a new temple in the Roman Republic was an event that illuminated key features of their political and religious systems. Building a temple was for instance a way for a victorious general to proclaim his glory and for a magistrate to higlight his prestige, but it was also a public service. This book explores this relationship between the individual and the community and analyses the formal process by which a temple came to construction; the vow, the placing of a contract and the dedication, as well as the importance of the Sibylline books, use of war booty and the role played by the senate, which Orlin argues is more significant than previously thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780391041325
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/14/2003
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.72(d)

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