A Companion to Roman Religion

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Jörg Rüpke
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2011 - Religion - 576 pages
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A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion.
  • An innovative introduction to Roman religion
  • Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods
  • Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD
  • Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils
  • Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts
 

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Contents

The Religion of Archaic Rome
31
PreRoman Italy Before and Under the Romans
43
Urban Religion in the Middle and Late Republic
58
Religion in the Augustan SemiCentury
71
Religions and Religious Policy
96
Religious Koine and Religious Dissent in the Fourth Century
109
The History of Roman Religion in Roman Historiography
129
Religion and Roman Coins
143
Sacrifices for Gods and Ancestors
263
Practices and Related Beliefs
275
Roman Diaspora Judaism
345
Intellectual Choices
378
Mithraism
392
The Romanness of Roman Christianity
406
Exporting Roman Religion
429
Religion in the Roman East
446

Reliefs Public and Private
164
Inscriptions as Sources of Knowledge for Religions
176
Religion in the House
188
A Pragmatic Approach
205
Games and Processions in Republican
222
Prayers and Hymns
235
Forms of Representation in Pictorial
249
Roman Religion in the Vision of Tertullian
457
Bibliography
472
General Index
511
Index of Personal Names
526
Index of Places
537
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Jörg Rüpke is Chair of Comparative Religion at the University of Erfurt and coordinator of the Priority Program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1080 "Roman imperial and provincial religion". His recent books include Religion of the Romans (2001), Rituals in Ink (2004), Fasti Sacerdotum (2005), Religion and Law, ed. with Clifford Ando, (2006), Zeit und Fest (2006), and Religions Orientales (2006).

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