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    DescriptionThe gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jorg Rupke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief. Rupke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies. This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization.


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    Title
    The Religion of the Romans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jörg Rüpke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780745630151
    ISBN 10: 0745630154
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC classification: DG
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 292.07
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: QRAX, QRS
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Polity Press
    Imprint name
    Polity Press
    Publication date
    12 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Jorg Rupke is Professor of Comparative Religion Studies at the University of Erfurt.
    Review quote
    "Rupke's close readings of texts are an excellent model for students, and his explanations of widely used theoretical approaches are extremely lucid. He covers an enormous amount of material with great concision, and negotiating it is made easier by multiple indices. It is one of the most important contemporary accounts of the field." Teresa Morgan, Times Literary Supplement "Rupke is one of the most lively and authoritative scholars on Roman religion writing today [and] this is a concise and informative introduction to the subject." Journal of Classics Teaching "This is an excellent, concise, and up-to-date introduction to Roman religion. It expertly surveys both the relevant facts and the underlying issues and will be useful to anyone interested in classical antiquity." Karl Galinsky, University of Texas at Austin " Religion of the Romans engages the reader in a conversation about the Romans and their gods. Authored by one of the most original and lively investigators of Roman religion writing in any language, it is as lively as it is erudite. The overview of Roman cult it offers is both new and authoritative, and presents a real challenge to some of the sacred cows of Roman history. Illustrated with a mass of source material of every kind, it will be an essential guide for students, while also provoking established scholars to rethink some of their assumptions about Roman religion." Greg Woolf, University of St Andrews
    Back cover copy
    The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jorg Rupke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief. Rupke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies.This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization.
    Table of contents
    Foreword to the English edition. List of illustrations. Abbreviations. Prolegomena . 1. Religion in the Ancient World. 2. From the She-Wolf to Caesar: historical foundations. 3. Gods and Men. 4. Religious Action. 5. Thinking about Religion. Part II: Religion in Action . 6. Social Rules: sacrifice and feasting. 7. Managing Lines of Communication: vows and curses. 8. Control of Space: communication and boundaries. 9. Co-ordination: time and the calendar. Part III: Social Reality . 10. Religion in the Metropolis. 11. Specialists and Professionals. 12. From Caesar to the Lamb of God: historical perspectives. Bibliography. Bibliographical note. Secondary literature cited. Indexes. General. Gods and cults. Names of persons. Names of peoples and places