An Introduction to Roman Religion by John Scheid

By John Scheid

Written by means of one of many world’s prime students of the Roman global, An creation to Roman faith bargains scholars an entire portrait of faith in Rome through the past due republic and early empire. It attracts at the most modern findings in archaeology and background to give an explanation for the meanings of rituals, rites, auspices, and oracles, to explain the makes use of of temples and sacred floor, and to rouse the day-by-day styles of non secular existence and observance in the urban of Rome and its environs. The textual content is usefully prepared round significant subject matters, akin to the origins of Roman faith, the significance of the spiritual calendar, the constitution of spiritual area, the different types of non secular providers and rituals, and the gods, monks, and center theologies that formed spiritual observance. as well as its transparent and obtainable presentation, Roman faith comprises quotations from fundamental assets, a chronology of non secular and old occasions from 750 B.C. to A.D. 494, an entire word list, and an annotated consultant to extra reading.

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