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Roman Religion
By Valerie M. Warrior

Roman Religion

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Roman Religion by Valerie M. Warrior

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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 and Christianity. Carefully integrated with the text are visual representations of divination, prayer, and sacrifice as depicted on monuments, coins, and inscriptions from public buildings and homes throughout the Roman world. Also included are epitaphs and humble votive offerings that illustrate the piety of individuals, and that reveal the prevalence of magic and the occult in the spiritual lives of the ancient Romans.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521532129
ISBN-10: 0521532124
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Valerie M. Warrior

Roman Religion by Valerie M. Warrior Roman Religion, Hardback (October 2006)

This book provides an introduction to the religion and religious practices of ancient Rome.

History of Rome, Books 1-5 by Valerie M. Warrior History of Rome, Books 1-5, Paperback (September 2006)

Features Valerie Warrior's translation of the first five books of Livy's History; a general introduction to Livy and his work; foot-of-the-page notes offering contextual information; a chronology of events; and three appendices offering additional insight into Livy and the History.

Greek Religion by Valerie M. Warrior Greek Religion, Paperback (January 2004)

Translations from original sources, including topics such as sacrifice, festivals, mystery cults, divination and ancient magic, provide an introduction to Greek religious belief, ritual and culture. Glossary, chronology, bibliography, maps.

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Author Biography - Valerie M. Warrior

Valerie M. Warrior is a scholar of ancient history and religion. She has taught at a number of North American colleges and universities, and is the author of The Initiation of the Second Macedonian War and Roman Religion: A Sourcebook.

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