A Companion to Roman Religion.

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  • Roman religion
  • Roman religion.
  • 1st ed.
  • Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 2007
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1 online resource (605 pages)
  • 9781444341317
  • 9781405129435
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [472]-510) and indexes.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • First published in hardback by Blackwell, 2007.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
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  • Intro -- Cover -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Figures -- List of Maps -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Maps -- Chapter One: Roman Religion - Religions of Rome -- Roman Religion -- An Ancient Religion -- Religion for a City and an Empire -- Religion -- Further Reading -- Chapter Two: Approaching Roman Religion: The Case for Wissenschaftsgeschichte -- Classical Antiquity through the Renaissance -- Early Modern Europe through the Eighteenth Century -- Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century I: Colonialism, Darwin, Universities -- Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century II: Developments in Germany and Britain -- The Twentieth Century until 1960 -- Recent Developments -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgment -- Part I: Changes -- Chapter Three: The Religion of Archaic Rome -- Ancient Sources -- Archaeology -- Festivals and Gods -- The Roman Calendar and Roman Priesthood -- Religion and the City -- Further Reading -- Chapter Four: Pre-Roman Italy, Before and Under the Romans -- Sentinum and the Impossible Religious Unity of the Italian Peninsula -- Shared Sanctuaries or Exclusion of the Other? -- The Italic Religious Cultures: Similarities and Differences -- The Great Public Rituals: Possibility and Limits of Comparison -- The Names of Gods -- The Sanctuaries of Pre-Roman Italy -- The Italian Cults in Roman Italy: Ruptures and Continuities -- Further Reading -- Chapter Five: Urban Religion in the Middle and Late Republic -- Religion and the Res Publica -- Religious Authority -- Effects of Expansion -- A Response to Expansion: Defining "Roman" Religion -- Competition in the Late Republic -- The Religious Programs of Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar -- Further Reading -- Chapter Six: Continuity and Change: Religion in the Augustan Semi-Century.
  • Some Fundamental Aspects of Continuity and Change -- Restoration -- Increased Participation for the Non-Elite -- The Divinity of Augustus and the Imperial Cult -- Further Reading -- Chapter Seven: Religions and the Integration of Cities in the Empire in the Second Century AD: The Creation of a Common Religious Language -- Provincial Particulars and Integration: The Diversity of the Pantheons -- Religious Autonomy and Empire: Rapprochement with Rome -- The Gods of the Cities and the Gods of Rome: A Shared Destiny -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- Chapter Eight: Old Religions Transformed: Religions and Religious Policy from Decius to Constantine -- An Empire of Religious Variety -- Imperial Intervention I: Reshaping Paganism -- Imperial Intervention II: Reshaping Christianity -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- Chapter Nine: Religious Koine and Religious Dissent in the Fourth Century -- Religious Koine in Public Cult and Ritual: Shared Religious Traditions in Roman Religion in the First Half of the Fourth Century CE -- Religious Koine in Private Cult and Ritual: Shared Religious Traditions in Roman Religion in the First Half of the Fourth Century CE -- Constantine's Legacy, 337-61 CE: Imperial Policy on Religious Koine and Religious Dissent under Constans and Constantius II -- Emperors on Religious Koine and Religious Dissent, 361-423 CE: Julian and the Dynasties of Valentinian and Theodosius -- Bishops on Religious Koine and Religious Dissent, 350-423 CE -- A New Religious Koine -- Further Reading -- Part II: Media -- Chapter Ten: The History of Roman Religion in Roman Historiography and Epic -- The Divine Sanction of the First Roman Epics -- The Religious Order of Virgil's Aeneid -- Order Denied: Lucan and Statius -- The Religion of the First Roman Histories -- Religion in Livy: Creating and Preserving a System.
  • Religion in Tacitus: The System Subverted -- Further Reading -- Chapter Eleven: Religion and Roman Coins -- Temples and Monuments -- Religious Realia and Scenes of Sacrifice -- Symbolic Motifs -- Gods, Personifications, and the Emperor -- Christianity and the Roman Coinage -- Further Reading -- Chapter Twelve: Reliefs, Public and Private -- At the Altar: The Peculiar Religious Reality of the Images -- Rituals and their Special Iconography -- Big Events, Lavish Processions -- Realities of Religious Life Beyond the Evidence of Public Monuments -- Sacrificial Victims: Showing, Not Acting -- Further Reading -- Chapter Thirteen: Inscriptions as Sources of Knowledge for Religions and Cults in the Roman World of Imperial Times -- Calendars -- Dedicatory Inscriptions -- Curse Tablets (tabellae defixionum) -- Tomb Inscriptions -- Further Reading -- Chapter Fourteen: Religion in the House -- The Hellenized House in Italy -- Wall Painting -- Mosaics -- Sculpture -- Silverware -- Ceramics -- Artistic Evidence for the Domestic Cult -- Summary -- Further Reading -- Part III: Symbols and Practices -- Chapter Fifteen: Roman Cult Sites: A Pragmatic Approach -- Subject Matter and Disposition -- Basic Concepts -- Spatial Order and Functionality -- Spatial Perception and Movement -- Cult Sites in Everyday Life -- Cult History at the Grove of Anna Perenna -- The Sanctuary of Apollo Palatinus as a Cult(ural) Center -- The Temple of Fortuna Augusta in Daily Urban Life -- Further Reading -- Chapter Sixteen: Complex Rituals: Games and Processions in Republican Rome -- Emergence and Expansion of the System of Public Games -- The Nobility and the Elaboration of Public Games -- Sulla, Caesar, and the New Public Games -- Religion and Politics -- Further Reading -- Chapter Seventeen: Performing the Sacred: Prayers and Hymns -- The Power of Ritual Words -- Prayer as Performance.
  • There's a Time and Place -- Petition -- Vow -- Oath -- Thanksgiving -- Hymns -- Performing Politics -- Conclusions -- Further Reading -- Chapter Eighteen: Music and Dance: Forms of Representation in Pictorial and Written Sources -- Musicians and Dancers: Duties and Organization in Rome -- Translation of Rituals into Literary and Pictorial Representations -- Function of Music and Dance in Structuring the Ritual and Creating Emotions -- Further Reading -- Chapter Nineteen: Sacrifices for Gods and Ancestors -- The Sacrificial Rite -- The Offering and the Banquet -- The Interpretation of Sacrifice -- Funerary Sacrifices -- Further Reading -- Part IV: Actors and Actions -- Chapter Twenty: Religious Actors in Daily Life: Practices and Related Beliefs -- "Humanity Born for Pains" (natum in curas hominum genus) (Tibullus 3.4.9) -- "Every Living Soul Trusts to Heaven" (omnes mortales dis sunt freti) (Plautus, Casina 348) -- "When the Gods are Propitious to a Man, they Throw Money in his Way" (quoi homini di sunt propitii lucrum ei profecto obiciunt) (Plautus, Curculio 531) -- "Men were Used to Protect Themselves (muniti essent) by Dedications against Shocks of Fortune (aduersus fortunae impetus)" (Servius, Aeneis 4.694) -- Searching for More Insurance for the Future through Preliminary Expiations and Curses -- Towering over Competitive Situations through the Activation of Ritual Powers -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- Chapter Twenty-One: Republican Nobiles: Controlling the Res Publica -- Prodigies -- Prodigies and Communication -- Augurs, Magistrates, and Auspices -- Individual Politicians and the Power of Divination -- Further Reading -- Chapter Twenty-Two: Emperors: Caring for the Empire and Their Successors -- The Mental Situation -- The Religious Situation at the End of the Republic -- The Response of Augustus to the Problems.
  • The Acceptance of the Emperor Cult -- The Emperor and the Population of the Empire -- The Emperor as Guarantee of Peace and Security -- The Propagation of the Imperial Theology -- Changing Attitudes to the Emperor -- The Emperor as a God-Sent Person -- Further Reading -- Chapter Twenty-Three: Urban Elites in the Roman East: Enhancing Regional Positions and Social Superiority -- Local Patriotism and Euergetic Activities -- Elites' Cosmopolitism, Hellenic Identity, and Personal Ambition -- Serving their Cities and their Own Career -- Mediators between Rome and the Cities: Diplomatic Activities -- Elites as Bearers of Civic Ambition -- Local Rivalries and Popular Complaints against Elites' Members -- Local Aristocrats as Models: Civic Honors and Imperial Awards -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- Chapter Twenty-Four: Living on Religion: Professionals and Personnel -- Cult Servants of "State Cults" Paid by the Roman State, the Cities, or the Sacrificing Magistrates or Priests -- Apparitores: Public Attendants of Magistrates and Priests Paid by the State or the Cities -- Haruspices: Specialists in Divination -- Superstition, a Luxury? - or - He shall Love Her Forever: The Cost of Magic -- Further Reading -- Part V: Different Religious Identities -- Chapter Twenty-Five: Roman Diaspora Judaism -- Methodological, Conceptual, and Theoretical Issues -- Roman Diaspora Judaism: An Adaptation of Late Biblical Judaism for Life as a Minority Community within Greco-Roman Urban Settings -- Final Remarks -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgment -- Chapter Twenty-Six: Creating One's Own Religion: Intellectual Choices -- Substitutes for State Religion -- New Ways Toward a Scientific Religion: The Democritean Way -- The Pythagorean Way -- Conflation of Rational Theology and Revelations -- Pagan Literature on Revelations -- Theological Literature or Sects' Holy Books?.
  • From Private Theology to Magic.
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  • "A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this Companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion"--Publisher description.
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