Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 13, 1998 - History - 161 pages
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This book exploits recent reevaluations of Roman religion in order to argue in favor of taking the religious dimensions of Roman literature seriously, as important cultural work in their own right. Instead of seeing Roman religious and literary activity as derivative and parasitic upon Greek originals, the book questions the romanticizing biases of classical studies, and argues for the power and creativity of the Romans in their engagements with Greek culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Belief
12
Myth
47
Divinity
76
Ritual
115

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