Religion of the Roman Republic (Blackwell Ancient Religions)

Religion of the Roman Republic (Blackwell Ancient Religions)

By: Lora Louise Holland (author)Hardback

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Religion of the Roman Republic incorporates the most recent scholarship to present a comprehensive overview of the religion and religious culture of ancient Rome before the empire. *Utilizes the latest literary and archaeological evidence *Situates Roman practice both diachronically and synchronically *Addresses its Indo-European context, to how its archaic past was (re-)constructed in the Late Republic, connections with its Latin neighbors, and the important role of women in religion *Discusses key topics such as: Roman myth, gods, holy places, priestly colleges and their rites, private cult, festivals, and the Roman calendar *Presents the material in a succinct, interesting, and informative manner

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Lora Louise Holland is Associate Professor and Chair of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She has published on a range of topics, including Euripides' Medea, Plutarch, Plautus, and Roman religion.


1. Piety and Pax Deorum 2. Backgrounds: Indo-European, Greek, Etruscan, and Others 3. Temples and Other Holy Places 4. Priesthoods and Cults 5. Prayers, Oaths, Curses, and Vows 6. Sacrifice 7. Augury and Omens 8. Festivals and Rites 9. Locating Roman Gods

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781405115766
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781405115766
  • ISBN10: 1405115769

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