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    Archaic Roman Religion: v. 1 (Hardback) By (author) Georges Dumezil, Translated by Philip Krapp


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    DescriptionThe first of two volumes discussing archaic Roman religion. From the study of texts, inscriptions, and archaeology of Roman sacred places, this volume traces the formation of archaic Roman religion from Indo-European sources through the development of the rites and beliefs of the Roman republic. The author describes a religion that was not only influenced by other religions, but influenced them as well, in mutual efforts to distinguish one nation from another. Even so, certain continuities were sustained in order to achieve a religion that crossed generations and ways of life. The worship of certain gods became the special concerns of certain parts of society, all of which needed attention to assure Rome's success in war, civil administration, and the production of food and gooods.

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    Archaic Roman Religion: v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges Dumezil, Translated by Philip Krapp
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 394
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 712 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801854828
    ISBN 10: 0801854822

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 292.07
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL802.D813
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, QRS
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 March 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Georges Dumezil, author of more than thirty books and hundreds of research articles, many of which are widely translated, was one the most productive and provocative scholars of modern comparative religion for more than half a century. Among his other works are 'Destiny of a King', 'Destiny of the Warrior', 'Gods of the Ancient Northmen', and 'Plight of a Sorcerer
    Review quote
    "Among the foremost scholarly achievements of our time."--'New Comparative Mythology' "A valuable permanent addition to the lore of myth and the stories of divinities."--'Christian Century'