The Religion of Numa

The Religion of Numa : And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome


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THIS little book tries to tell the story of the religious life of the Romans from the time when their history begins for us until the close of the reign of Augustus. Each of its five essays deals with a distinct period and is in a sense complete in itself; but the dramatic development inherent in the whole forbids their separation save as acts or chapters. In spite of modern interest in the study of religion, Roman religion has been in general relegated to specialists in ancient history and classics. This is not surprising for Roman religion is not prepossessing in appearance, but though it is at first sight incomparably less attractive than Greek religion, it is, if properly understood, fully as interesting, nay, even more so. In Mr. W. Warde Fowler's Roman Festivals however the subject was presented in all its attractiveness, and if the present book shall serve as a simple introduction to his larger work, its purpose will have been fulfilled. A Pukka Classic from

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 6.86mm | 190.51g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1453842586
  • 9781453842584

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