Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
Religious individuality is not restricted to modernity. This book offers a new reading of the ancient sources in order to find indications for the spectrum of religious practices and intensified forms of such practices only occasionally denounced as 'superstition'. Authors from Cicero in the first century BC to the law codes of the fourth century AD share the assumption that authentic and binding communication between individuals and gods is possible and widespread, even if problematic in the case of divination or the confrontation with images of the divine. A change in practices and assumptions throughout the imperial period becomes visible. It might be characterised as 'individualisation' and informed the Roman law of religions. The basic constellation - to give freedom of religion and to regulate religion at the same time - resonates even into modern bodies of law and is important for juridical conflicts today.Read more
- Written by one of the most important scholars working on Roman religion today
- Reconstructs a hitherto neglected feature of ancient Mediterranean religion and its conceptualisation by contemporaries
- Offers an important insight into both public religious norms and the primacy of individual religious experience in the ancient world
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: May 2016
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107090521
- length: 159 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 160 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.36kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Superstitio: conceptions of religious deviance in Roman antiquity
2. Creation of religious norms in the Late Republic
3. The role of ethos and knowledge in controlling religious deviance: a Tiberian view of priestly deviance
4. De superstitione: religious experiences best not had in temples
5. The normative discourse in Late Antiquity
6. The individual in a world of competing religious norms
7. Deviance and individuation: from Cicero to Theodosius.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×