The Religion of the Romans
By (author) Jorg Rupke
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Religion of the Romans by Jorg Rupke
Book DescriptionThe gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jorg Rupke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief. Rupke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies. This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745630151
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Religious Deviance in the Roman World, Hardback (May 2016)
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Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World, Hardback (May 2015)
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From Jupiter to Christ, Hardback (August 2014)» View all books by Jorg Rupke
Emerging from a decade of research, From Jupiter to Christ demonstrates that the decisive change within the Roman imperial period was not a growing number of religions or changes in their ranking and success, but a modification of the idea of 'religion' and a change in the social place of religious practices and beliefs.
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Author Biography - Jorg Rupke
Jorg Rupke is Professor of Comparative Religion Studies at the University of Erfurt.
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