Religion of the Romans

"The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jörg Rüpke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief. Rüpke gives a tho...

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Uniform Title: Religion der Römer. English
Main Author: Rüpke, Jörg.
Other Authors: Gordon, R. L.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge : Polity, 2007.
Physical Description: xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • Prolegomena
  • Religion in the ancient world
  • From the she-wolf to Caesar: historical foundations
  • pt. 1. Structures
  • Gods and men
  • Religious action
  • Thinking about religion
  • pt. 2. Religion in action
  • Social rules: sacrifice and feasting
  • Managing lines of communication: vows and curses
  • Control of space: communication and boundaries
  • Co-ordination: time and the calendar
  • pt. 3. Social reality
  • Religion in the metropolis
  • Specialists and professionals
  • From Caesar to the lamb: historical perspectives.