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    DescriptionThis 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


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    Title
    Religion in the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James B. Rives
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405106566
    ISBN 10: 1405106565
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    DC22: 200.937
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC classification: BL803 .R58 2007
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    16
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    19 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    James B. Rives is Kenan Eminent Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Religion and Authority in Roman Carthage (1995), Tacitus: Germania (1999), and has co-edited Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome (2005). He has written a number of important articles on Roman religion in the Journal of Roman Studies and Journal of Early Christian Studies, and has taught courses on Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire, religions of the Roman Empire, and ruler cult in the Graeco-Roman world.
    Review quote
    "The section openings are often carefully and helpfully linked to preceding arguments, within and across chapters." (Journal of Religion, 2009) "…the book is important as an attempt to create a textbook in an area normally…left to an appendix because the problems are all too forbidding…" (Greece and Rome, Vol 55 No. 2 2008) "This is the best available introduction to religion in the Roman world, and will be indispensable for classroom use and in library collections." (Choice -- A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007) "A dense and stimulating overview of Roman religion." (Bryn Mawr Reviews) "A concise, readable, stimulating, and adroitly organised introduction to a vast cumbersome topic." (Scholia Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman Empire. It explores mainstream Graeco-Roman religion, as well as the diverse regional religions within the empire, from the millennia-old traditions of Egypt to the Celtic traditions of Western Europe. The author describes the distinctive features of religion in the Roman world and examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole. By drawing on a wide range of primary material, including literary works, inscriptions, and monuments, he allows readers to engage with original sources directly and provides unique insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origins.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations. List of Maps. List of Text Boxes. Acknowledgments. Maps. Introduction. 1. Identifying 'Religion' in the Graeco-Roman Tradition. 2. Regional Religious Traditions of the Empire. 3. The Presence of the Gods. 4. Religion and Community. 5. Religion and Empire. 6. Religious Options. 7. Roman Religious Policy. Epilogue: Religious Change in the Roman Empire. Glossary of Major Deities. Glossary of Authors and Texts. References. Index