Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire
Power and the Beyond

£22.99

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107499935

£ 22.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book examines the connection between political and religious power in the pagan Roman Empire through a study of senatorial religion. Presenting a new collection of historical, epigraphic, prosopographic and material evidence, it argues that as Augustus turned to religion to legitimize his powers, senators in turn also came to negotiate their own power, as well as that of the emperor, partly in religious terms. In Rome, the body of the senate and priesthoods helped to maintain the religious power of the senate; across the Empire senators defined their magisterial powers by following the model of emperors and by relying on the piety of sacrifice and benefactions. The ongoing participation and innovations of senators confirm the deep ability of imperial religion to engage the normative, symbolic and imaginative aspects of religious life among senators.

    • The first systematic study of the religion of senators under imperial rule
    • Includes a fresh collection of prosopographic evidence
    • Includes an index hominum, allowing readers quickly to find individual senators in the volume
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107499935
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I:
    1. The new senate of the Empire and religion
    2. Religious groups among senators
    Part II:
    3. The dynamics of senatorial religion in Rome and Italy
    4. Representing imperial religion: the provinces
    Part III:
    5. Towards a 'theology' of Roman religion
    6. Innovations and aspirations
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index hominum
    Index.

  • Author

    Zsuzsanna Várhelyi, Boston University
    Zsuzsanna Várhelyi is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Boston. She has contributed many articles on Roman history to many volumes and journals, and co-edited, with J.-J. Aubert, A Tall Order: Writing the Social History of the Ancient World. Essays in Honor of William V. Harris (2005).

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

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 ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

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.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×