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    DescriptionLong overshadowed by Greek mythology or treated peripherally in gernal texts on the ancient Roman world, Roman religion is finally accorded its due in this unique reference work. While perhaps most familiar in the context of Greek-influenced gods, Roman religious life in fact encompassed a tremendous variety of deities, rites, and belief systems. From the Celtic god Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries. Among the topics covered are deities and spirits, festivals, sacrifices, temples, altars, cult objects, burial rites, writers on religion, and historical religious events. Different religions within the Roman world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, are also discussed. Entries range from brief definitions to concise essays reflecting important aspects of religious practice, and most include suggestions for further reading in addition to a complete bibliography. An essential reference for students, researchers and teachers, as well as those interested in ancient religions, myths and legends, Roman society, and classical studies, this dictionary is a welcome and novel addition to the vast library on ancient Roman life.


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    Title
    Dictionary of Roman Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lesley Adkins, By (author) Roy A. Adkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195142334
    ISBN 10: 0195142330
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, HRKP
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM, CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLRIT, GNRGSEHIB
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 292.07
    LC classification: BL798.A35
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC22: 292.0703
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, GBC, QRS
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones and line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    22 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books including Introduction to Archaeology, Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome.