Pagan Priests: Religion and Power in the Ancient World

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Cornell University Press, 1990 - Religion - 266 pages
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Introduction Mary Beard and John North
Priesthood in the Roman Republic
Diviners and Divination at Rome

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Mary Beard was born on January 1, 1955 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. Her alma mater is the University of Cambridge. She is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world.

John North is the National Director of Ambassadors for Christ International, Australia and is married to Lois and together they have four children. Born in India to missionary parents, he completed his Master of Theology in Texas and has travelled and ministered extensively around the world. John loves to teach the Bible in a penetrating, challenging way that makes a deep difference in people s way of life. He hosts a daily devotional on Christian radio in Sydney where he now lives. GrowthWorks is a ministry resource of Ambassadors for Christ International. AFCI works to accelerate the spread of the gospel through local churches. AFCI produces Bible-based resources in the area of evangelism and spiritual life

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