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    DescriptionReligion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman Empire, spanning the first four centuries of our era. In Time in Roman Religion, author Gary Forsythe examines both the religious history of the Republic and the religious history of the Empire. These six studies are unified by the important role played by various concepts of time in Roman religious thought and practice. Previous modern studies of early Roman religion in Republican times have discussed how the placement of religious ceremonies in the calendar was determined by their relevance to agricultural or military patterns of early Roman life, but modern scholars have failed to recognize that many aspects of Roman religious thought and behavior in later times were also preconditioned or even substantially influenced by concepts of time basic to earlier Roman religious history. This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time. Yet, in the process of delving into these six different topics the study surveys a large portion of Roman religious history in a representative fashion, from earliest times to the end of the ancient world and the triumph of Christianity.

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    Time in Roman Religion
    One Thousand Years of Religious History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Forsythe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415522175
    ISBN 10: 041552217X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
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    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
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    DC22: 292.360937, 292.3/60937
    LC classification: BL805 .F73 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white halftones
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    20 April 2012
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    Author Information
    Gary Forsythe is Associate Professor of Ancient History, Texas Tech University. He is the author of A Critical History of Early Rome (2005) and of The Historian L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi and the Roman Annalistic Tradition (1994), as well as numerous articles and reviews.
    Review quote
    "Each chapter is a highly polished gem of scholarship on a vital topic." -- Daniel Harmon, University of Washington, USA
    Table of contents
    1. Preliminary Examination of the Roman Calendar 2. The After Days and Other Curiosities 3. The Rites of the Argei 4. Origin and History of the Ludi Saeculares 5. Magna Mater and the Taurobolium 6. The Non-Christian Origin of Christmas Notes Bibliography Index