Roman Religion (Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization) ebook
by Valerie M. Warrior
This book provides an introduction to the religion and religious practices of ancient Rome.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). This book provides an introduction to the religion and religious practices of ancient Rome. 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. Series: Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization. Paperback: 184 pages.
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Series: Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization. Recommend to librarian. Online ISBN: 9780511814747. The ancient testimony recreates the social and historical contexts in which Roman religion was practised.
2 quotes from Roman Religion: ‘If you have ever come upon a grove that is thick with ancient trees rising far above their usual height and blocking the . Seneca the Younger, Letters 4. ) ― Valerie M. Warrior, Roman Religion. . Every man has his own way of life (mos) and his own religious practices (ritus). Similarly, the divine mind has given to different cities different religious rites (cultus) that protect them. As souls are apportioned to men at birth, so, too, does each nation receive a Genius, which guides its destiny. In addition there is also the bestowal of favors (utilitas) which, more than anything else, proves to man the existence of the gods.
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Published online: 05 February 2015. Print publication: 16 October 2006. 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 and Christianity.
by Valerie M. Warrior.
series Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization.
Within the constraints it sets for itself, Roman Religion offers a pleasing and informative overview of the bygone .
Within the constraints it sets for itself, Roman Religion offers a pleasing and informative overview of the bygone days of Roman paganism. Well written, easily understandable and lavishly illustrated, Warrior's book is an excellent eye opener to those with no prior exposure to the academic study of pre-Christian Roman religion.
An introduction to Roman religion.