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  • This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. * Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe * Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole * Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments * Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin