English Conferences of Ernest Renan

English Conferences of Ernest Renan

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"[...]popular victory was followed, as one may say, by an anti-clerical re-action: on the contrary, the aristocracy remained always faithful to a worship which gave a divine sanction to its privileges. The matter became still more pressing when the Roman people, by their manly, patriotic virtues, had conquered all the nations upon the borders of the Mediterranean. What interest, think you an African, a Gaul, a Syrian, took in a worship which concerned only a small number of high and often tyrannical families? The local religions were continued everywhere; but Augustus, who was still more a religious organizer than a great politician, made the Roman idea to hover everywhere by the establishment of the Roman worship. The altars of Rome and of Augustus became the centre of a hierarchical organization of Flamens and Augustan Sevirs, who served to found, more than one imagines, the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 132g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150755642X
  • 9781507556429