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

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

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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