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Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke
  • Publsiher : Kohlhammer Verlag
  • Release : 06 October 2021
  • ISBN : 3170292250
  • Pages : 323 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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The Roman Empire was home to a fascinating variety of different cults and religions. Its enormous extent, the absence of a precisely definable state religion and constant exchanges with the religions and cults of conquered peoples and of neighbouring cultures resulted in a multifaceted diversity of religious convictions and practices. This volume provides a compelling view of central aspects of cult and religion in the Roman Empire, among them the distinction between public and private cult, the complex interrelations between different religious traditions, their mutually entangled developments and expansions, and the diversity of regional differences, rituals, religious texts and artefacts.


Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke,Greg Woolf
  • Publisher : Kohlhammer Verlag
  • Release : 06 October 2021
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The Roman Empire was home to a fascinating variety of different cults and religions. Its enormous extent, the absence of a precisely definable state religion and constant exchanges with the religions and cults of conquered peoples and of neighbouring cultures resulted in a multifaceted diversity of religious convictions and practices. This volume provides a compelling view of central aspects of cult and religion in the Roman Empire, among them the distinction between public and private cult, the complex interrelations between

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Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Author : James B. Rives
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 12 June 2006
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This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

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Empire and Religion in the Roman World

Empire and Religion in the Roman World
  • Author : Harriet I. Flower
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 19 August 2021
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The inspiration for this volume comes from the work of its dedicatee, Brent D. Shaw, who is one of the most original and wide-ranging historians of the ancient world of the last half-century and continues to open up exciting new fields for exploration. Each of the distinguished contributors has produced a cutting-edge exploration of a topic in the history and culture of the Roman Empire dealing with a subject on which Professor Shaw has contributed valuable work. Three major themes

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Roman Gods & Goddesses

Roman Gods & Goddesses
  • Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2014
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While the ancient Roman pantheon in many ways resembles that of ancient Greece, there is much that sets apart Roman mythology. Romans also borrowed from the religions of ancient Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Middle East, and legendary figures such as Romulus and Remus, tied closely to the history of Rome, feature prominently in ancient stories. The major and lesser figures of Roman mythology are presented in this vibrant volume with sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology

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Roman Religion

Roman Religion
  • Author : Valerie M. Warrior
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 16 October 2006
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Examining sites that are familiar to many modern tourists, Valerie Warrior avoids imposing a modern perspective on the topic by using the testimony of the ancient Romans to describe traditional Roman religion. The ancient testimony recreates the social and historical contexts in which Roman religion was practised. It shows, for example, how, when confronted with a foreign cult, official traditional religion accepted the new cult with suitable modifications. Basic difficulties, however, arose with regard to the monotheism of the Jews

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The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire

The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire
  • Author : Zsuzsanna Várhelyi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 22 April 2010
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Examines political and religious power as practised by the elite of the Roman Empire. Based on a fresh collection of the evidence, it argues that religion was crucial in power negotiations between emperor and Senate, and that Roman senators embraced and contributed to the emperors' new, individualized religious power.

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Magic in the Roman World

Magic in the Roman World
  • Author : Naomi Janowitz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 September 2002
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Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that 'magical' activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.

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Time in Roman Religion

Time in Roman Religion
  • Author : Gary Forsythe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 31 May 2012
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Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman Empire, spanning the first four centuries of our era. In Time in Roman Religion, author Gary Forsythe examines both the religious history of the Republic and the religious history of the Empire.

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Political Religions in the Greco-Roman World

Political Religions in the Greco-Roman World
  • Author : Charlotte Dunn,Elias Koulakiotis
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 04 June 2019
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Until the 1980s, historical treatments of ancient religion focused mainly on myth, cult and ritual as a way to interpret the mental structures or primary emotions of ancient peoples, but, in the last few decades, a “political turn” in the study of religion has taken hold. This volume serves to diversify our understanding of the political conceptualizations and implementations of religious practice in the ancient Mediterranean region from the 7th Century BCE to the 4th Century CE, in both Greek

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Religious Deviance in the Roman World

Religious Deviance in the Roman World
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 31 May 2016
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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

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Dialectics of Religion in the Roman World

Dialectics of Religion in the Roman World
  • Author : Francesca Mazzilli,Dies van der Linde
  • Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
  • Release : 29 September 2021
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Recent scholarship has seen a general turn from separate entities to relations and inclusivity, from static and systemic views to a focus on historical processes and fluidity. Dialectical thinking fundamentally builds on the entwinement of social interactions, inclusivity, contradictory relations, and historical movement. Yet, it is underrepresented in current research of Roman society and religion. Therefore, this volume intends to foreground dialectical thinking as a critical and constructive way to expose and analyse the dynamism, diversity, and discrepancies of religion

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Cult, Ritual, Divinity and Belief in the Roman World

Cult, Ritual, Divinity and Belief in the Roman World
  • Author : Duncan Fishwick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 February 2018
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The papers assembled in this selection of studies range in subject matter from early Judaic magic to an inscribed monument of the Neo-Classical period. The principal emphasis of the collection is nevertheless on religious developments under the High Roman Empire: problems arising from the interpretation of oriental cults imported from the Hellenistic East but primarily the development of imperial cult, the one universal religion of the empire before the coming of Christianity. The essays divide into five categories: Divinity and

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New Testament Christianity in the Roman World

New Testament Christianity in the Roman World
  • Author : Harry O. Maier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 27 September 2018
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What did it mean to be a Christian in the Roman Empire? In one of the inaugural titles of Oxford's new Essentials in Biblical Studies series, Harry O. Maier considers the multilayered social contexts that shaped the authors and audiences of the New Testament. Beginning with the cosmos and the gods, Maier presents concentric realms of influence on the new religious movement of Christ-followers. The next is that of the empire itself and the sway the cult of the emperor

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