Temples, Religion and Politics in the Roman Republic

Temples, Religion and Politics in the Roman Republic

Hardback Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum Language: English / Greek, Modern (1453-)

By (author) Eric M. Orlin

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 227 pages
  • Language: English / Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 246mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004107088
  • ISBN 13: 9789004107083

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Examining the construction of new temples in the Roman Republic, this text shows how this process illuminates key features of the temples' political and religious history. Each of the stages in temple construction are covered: the vow, the placing of a contract, and the dedication. The author pays special attention to the ability of a Roman magistrate to enter into building obligations on behalf of the state, and the role of the general's share of the spoils of war, his manubiae. Also emphasized is the significant role played by the Roman Senate, offering a new interpretation of the symbolic meaning of the process of temple construction.

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