Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 28, 1998 - History - 476 pages
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This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at 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 eight century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. The companion volume, Religions of Rome 2: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents, richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.
  

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A thorough, scholarly work. From early republic to Christianity, the authors trace out the history of Roman religion. An excellent job of maintaining the complexity and the Roman-ness of Roman ... Read full review

Contents

Early Rome
1
Imperial triumph and religious change
73
Religion in the late Republic
114
The place of religion Rome in the early Empire
167
The boundaries of Roman religion
211
The religions of imperial Rome
245
Roman religion and Roman Empire
313
Roman religion and Christian emperors fourth and fifth centuries
364
Bibliography
389
Details of maps and illustrations
432
Index
436
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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. "

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