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Religions of Rome

Religions of Rome

Volume 1. A History

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  • Date Published: July 1998
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521316828

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  • This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. The narrative account is structured around a series of broad themes: how to interpret the Romans' own theories of their religious system and its origins; the relationship of religion and the changing politics of Rome; the religious importance of the layout and monuments of the city itself; changing ideas of religious identity and community; religious innovation - and, ultimately, revolution. The companion volume, Religions of Rome: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.

    • Extensive chronological coverage - covers one thousand years from the early Republic to the late Empire
    • Includes aspects of religion never previously covered, from official Roman cults to elective cults including Judaism and Christianity
    • A wide range of materials are examined - from paintings, sculptures and coins to inscriptions and texts in translation
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    'These books are the result of years of patient scholarship and intellectual questioning. No other volume has covered such a time span so effectively and made such clear use of maps, illustrations and archaeological evidence.' Robin Lane-Fox, British Museum Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521316828
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 58 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early Rome
    2. Imperial triumph and religious change
    3. Religion in the late Republic
    4. The place of religion: Rome in the early Empire
    5. The boundaries of Roman religion
    6. The religions of imperial Rome
    7. Roman religion and Roman Empire
    8. Roman religion and Christian emperors: fourth and fifth centuries
    Bibliography.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Ancient Roman Religion
    • Classical World
    • Faith and Critical Reason
    • Greco-Roman Religions
    • Hellenistic Religions
    • Issues W. European Hist.: From Druids to Delphi
    • New Testament World
    • Roman Empire and Early Christianity
    • Roman Religions
  • Authors

    Mary Beard, University of Cambridge

    John North, University College London

    Simon Price, University of Oxford

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