Roman Religion: A SourcebookPaperback Focus Classical Sources
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- Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- Format: Paperback | 215 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 295g
- Publication date: 1 November 2002
- Publication City/Country: USA
- ISBN 10: 1585100307
- ISBN 13: 9781585100309
- Illustrations note: maps, glossary, table
- Sales rank: 540,320
Roman Religion: A Sourcebook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of ancient Roman religious beliefs and rituals through a rich collection of ancient source readings. The ancient sources are to be viewed with utmost respect as the primary means by which an accurate understanding of the past may be gained. By contrasting Roman action and opinion with our own, we may come to better understand ourselves and the culture in which we live. The book includes maps, glossary, a chronological table and lists of important gods. This book is designed as a companion to Valerie Warrior's Greek Religion: A Sourcebook.
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Valerie M. Warrior is a scholar of Greco-Roman history and religion. She has taught at a number of North American colleges and universities and is the author of several books including "Roman Religion: A Sourcebook" and "Greek Religion: A Sourcebook," both for Focus Publishing. She received her B.A. with Honors from Cambridge University, and her Ph.D. from London University.
Professor Warrior's book is a useful anthology of readings which, diligently chosen and intelligently arranged, display the essential elements of Roman religion in its most interesting period. --Christopher McDonough, Boston College