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Religions of Rome Volume 1: A History

Mary BeardJohn NorthSimon Price

Religions of Rome Volume 1: A History

Mary BeardJohn NorthSimon Price

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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.

- Publisher 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.

- Publisher Religions of Rome offers the first full account of the history of the official cults of Rome from the Republic to the late Empire (5th and 4th centuries BC - 4th century AD). Volume 1, A History, is an analytic history, organised mainly chronologically, and covering such themes as 'imperial triumph', 'the place of religion', 'the boundaries of Roman religion', and 'the religions of imperial Rome'. Together with its companion volume, A Sourcebook, this is the most important survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome.

- Publisher

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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.
- Publisher

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.
- Publisher

Religions of Rome offers the first full account of the history of the official cults of Rome from the Republic to the late Empire (5th and 4th centuries BC - 4th century AD). Volume 1, A History, is an analytic history, organised mainly chronologically, and covering such themes as 'imperial triumph', 'the place of religion', 'the boundaries of Roman religion', and 'the religions of imperial Rome'. Together with its companion volume, A Sourcebook, this is the most important survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Mary Beard

Mary Beard has a Chair of Classics at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Newnham College. She is classics editor of "The Times Literary Supplement" and author of the blog "A Don's Life." She is also a winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize.

John North

John North is Professor Emeritus of History of Philosophy and the Exact Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and the author of numerous books including "Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos" and "The Ambassadors' Secret."

Simon Price

Simon Price has been teaching Ancient History at Oxford since 1981 and is the author of numerous books on religion in ancient Greece and Rome. He has worked extensively on ancient religions, primarily Greek and Roman, but he is also interested in the relations between those religions and Judaism andýChristianity. Emily Kearns has held various teaching appointments in Oxford and London since 1990 and has been lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature at St. Hilda's College, Oxford.ý

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.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 126709
  • Product Code 0521316820
  • EAN 9780521316828
  • Pages 476
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 1998
  • Sales Rank #19044
  • Dimensions 243 x 172 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.930kg

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