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Religions of Rome

Religions of Rome

Volume 1. A History

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  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521316828

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  • This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity. 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.

    • 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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    "Finally, someone has written a readable history of the complex subject of Roman Religion. Beard, North and Price, professors from Cambridge, University College London and Oxford respectively, bring a wealth of expertise to the project, but their approach is, in their own terms `radical'. Throughout, this book is authoritative, well organized, interesting and eminently readable. It is highly recommended as a background to the important subject of religion as it is manifested in numismatic imagery." Wayne G. Sayles, The Celator

    "Religions of Rome is a major work from a major press that will likely be widely read and cited for years to come. Often, it is worthy of such a status." The Journal of Religion

    "A handsome, impressively illustrated two-volume set..." Lingua Franca

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 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: Available
  • 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

  • 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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