Literature and Religion at Rome
- Publication date:January 1998
- Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
- Weight: 0.295kg
- Replaced by9780521559218
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.