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    DescriptionThe sanctuary dedicated to Diana at Aricia flourished from the Bronze age to the second century CE. From its archaic beginnings in the wooded crater beside the lake known as the 'mirror of Dianea' it grew into a grand Hellenistic-style complex that attracted crowds of pilgrims and the sick. Diana was also believed to confer power on leaders. This 2007 book examines the history of Diana's cult and healing sanctuary, which remained a significant and wealthy religious center for more than a thousand years. It sheds light on Diana herself, on the use of rational as well as ritual healing in the sanctuary, on the subtle distinctions between Latin religious sensibility and the more austere Roman practice, and on the interpenetration of cult and politics in Latin and Roman history.


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    Title
    Roman Religion and the Cult of Diana at Aricia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carin Green
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521851589
    ISBN 10: 0521851580
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    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
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 292.2/114, 292.2114
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BL820.D5 G74 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Carin Green is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa. A scholar of Roman religion, she has contributed to the American Journal of Philology, Arion, Classical Antiquity, Classical Philology, Latomus, and Phoenix.
    Review quote
    Review of the hardback: '... gives a vivid picture of the sacred topography of Aricia ...' BMCR Review of the hardback: 'Green's is a magisterial study of all surviving evidence, well worth reading not only for scholars of religion, but for anyone with an interest in Roman cultural history. Her thorough coverage implicitly situates this rich material of myth and ritual in an anthropological perspective ...' International Journal of the Classical Tradition
    Table of contents
    Part I: 1. The sanctuary of Diana to the end of the republic; 2. The sanctuary in the Augustan age; 3. The sanctuary in the empire; 4. Diana: her name and appearance; 5. The grove, the goddess, and the history of early Latium; 6. The many faces of Diana; Part II. Fugitives and Slaves, Kings and Greeks: 7. The necessary murderer; 8. 'We are fugitives'; 9. Virbius, Hippolytus and Egeria; Part III. Healing and Ritual: 10. Diana the healer; 11. Ritual healing and the Maniae; 12. Conclusion: Diana and her worshippers.