Religion in the Roman Empire

This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

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  • Author : James B. Rives
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN : 9781405106559
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Author : James B. Rives
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 12 June 2006
GET THIS BOOKReligion in the Roman Empire

This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke,Greg Woolf
  • Publisher : Kohlhammer Verlag
  • Release : 06 October 2021
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The Roman Empire was home to a fascinating variety of different cults and religions. Its enormous extent, the absence of a precisely definable state religion and constant exchanges with the religions and cults of conquered peoples and of neighbouring cultures resulted in a multifaceted diversity of religious convictions and practices. This volume provides a compelling view of central aspects of cult and religion in the Roman Empire, among them the distinction between public and private cult, the complex interrelations between

Roman Gods & Goddesses

Roman Gods & Goddesses
  • Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2014
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While the ancient Roman pantheon in many ways resembles that of ancient Greece, there is much that sets apart Roman mythology. Romans also borrowed from the religions of ancient Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Middle East, and legendary figures such as Romulus and Remus, tied closely to the history of Rome, feature prominently in ancient stories. The major and lesser figures of Roman mythology are presented in this vibrant volume with sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology

Roman Religion

Roman Religion
  • Author : Valerie M. Warrior
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 16 October 2006
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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

Empire and Religion in the Roman World

Empire and Religion in the Roman World
  • Author : Harriet I. Flower
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 19 August 2021
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The inspiration for this volume comes from the work of its dedicatee, Brent D. Shaw, who is one of the most original and wide-ranging historians of the ancient world of the last half-century and continues to open up exciting new fields for exploration. Each of the distinguished contributors has produced a cutting-edge exploration of a topic in the history and culture of the Roman Empire dealing with a subject on which Professor Shaw has contributed valuable work. Three major themes

From Jupiter to Christ

From Jupiter to Christ
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke (theoloog)
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 25 January 2022
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The history of Roman imperial religion is of fundamental importance to the history of religion in Europe. Emerging from a decade of research, From Jupiter to Christ demonstrates that the decisive change within the Roman imperial period was not a growing number of religions or changes in their ranking and success, but a modification of the idea of "religion" and a change in the social place of religious practices and beliefs. Religion is shown to be transformed from a medium

Political Religions in the Greco-Roman World

Political Religions in the Greco-Roman World
  • Author : Elias Koulakiotis,Charlotte Dunn
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 04 June 2019
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Until the 1980s, historical treatments of ancient religion focused mainly on myth, cult and ritual as a way to interpret the mental structures or primary emotions of ancient peoples, but, in the last few decades, a “political turn” in the study of religion has taken hold. This volume serves to diversify our understanding of the political conceptualizations and implementations of religious practice in the ancient Mediterranean region from the 7th Century BCE to the 4th Century CE, in both Greek

Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World

Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World
  • Author : Sarolta A. Takács,Sarolta A.. Takács
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
  • Release : 25 January 1995
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Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World deals with the integration of the cult of Isis among Roman cults, the subsequent transformation of Isis and Sarapis into gods of the Roman state, and the epigraphic employment of the names of these two deities independent from their cultic context. The myth that the guardians of tradition and Roman religion tried to curb the cult of Isis in order to rid Rome and the Imperium from this decadent cult will be dispelled.

Religious Deviance in the Roman World

Religious Deviance in the Roman World
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 16 May 2016
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Religious individuality is not restricted to modernity. This book offers a new reading of the ancient sources in order to find indications for the spectrum of religious practices and intensified forms of such practices only occasionally denounced as 'superstition'. Authors from Cicero in the first century BC to the law codes of the fourth century AD share the assumption that authentic and binding communication between individuals and gods is possible and widespread, even if problematic in the case of divination

Magic in the Roman World

Magic in the Roman World
  • Author : Naomi Janowitz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 September 2002
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Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that 'magical' activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.

Romanising Oriental Gods

Romanising Oriental Gods
  • Author : Jaime Alvar Ezquerra
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 25 January 2022
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The traditional grand narrative correlating the decline of Graeco-Roman religion with the rise of Christianity has been under pressure for three decades. This book argues that the alternative accounts now emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. Although their differences are plain, these cults present sufficient common features to justify their being taken typologically as a group. All were selective adaptations of much older cults of the Fertile Crescent.

Reassembling Religion in Roman Italy

Reassembling Religion in Roman Italy
  • Author : Emma-Jayne Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 09 November 2020
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This book examines the ways in which lived religion in Roman Italy involved personal and communal experiences of the religious agency generated when ritualised activities caused human and more-than-human things to become bundled together into relational assemblages. Drawing upon broadly posthumanist and new materialist theories concerning the thingliness of things, it sets out to re-evaluate the role of the material world within Roman religion and to offer new perspectives on the formation of multi-scalar forms of ancient religious knowledge. It