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    DescriptionIn "Indo-European Sacred Space", Roger D. Woodard provides a careful examination of the sacred spaces of ancient Rome, finding them remarkably consistent with older Indo-European religious practices as described in the Vedas of ancient India. Employing and expanding on the fundamental methods of Emile Benveniste, as well as Georges Dumezil's tripartite analysis of Proto-Indo-European society, Woodard clarifies not only the spatial dynamics of the archaic Roman cult but, stemming from that, an unexpected clarification of several obscure issues in the study of Roman religion. Looking closely at the organization of Roman religious activity, especially as regards sacrifices, festivals, and the hierarchy of priests, Woodard sheds new light on issues including the presence of the god Terminus in Jupiter's Capitoline temple, the nature of the Roman suovetaurilia, the Ambarvalia and its relationship to the rites of the Fratres Arvales, and the identification of the "Sabine" god Semo Sancus. Perhaps most significantly, this work also presents a novel and persuasive resolution to the long-standing problem of "agrarian Mars". Roger Woodard is Andrew V. V. Raymond Professor of the Classics and professor of linguistics at the University of Buffalo (The State University of New York). Among his many books are "Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer" and "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages". This is a volume in the "Traditions" series, edited by Gregory Nagy.


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    Title
    Indo-European Sacred Space
    Subtitle
    Vedic and Roman Cult
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger D. Woodard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780252029882
    ISBN 10: 0252029887
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    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: JFHF
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC22: 203.50937
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 200/.89/09
    LC classification: BL660 .W66 2006
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 200.8909
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRAX, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Publisher
    University of Illinois Press
    Imprint name
    University of Illinois Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore
    Author Information
    Roger Woodard is Andrew V. V. Raymond Professor of the Classics and professor of linguistics at the University of Buffalo (The State University of New York). Among his many books are Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages.
    Review quote
    "A great and beautiful book."--"History of Religions"