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Description A Companion to Roman Religion
Jörg Rüpke (Editor)
Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series.
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.
* An innovative introduction to Roman religion
* Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods
* Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD
* Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils
* Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Figures.
List of Maps.
Notes on Contributors.
1 Roman Religion – Religions of Rome: Jörg Rüpke (University of Erfurt).
2 Approaching Roman Religion: The Case for Wissenschaftsgeschichte: C. Robert Phillips, III (Lehigh University).
Part I: Changes:.
3 The Religion of Archaic Rome: Christopher Smith (St Andrews University).
4 Pre-Roman Italy, Before and Under the Romans: Olivier de Cazanove (University of Burgundy at Dijon).
5 Urban Religion in the Middle and Late Republic: Eric Orlin (University of Puget Sound).
6 Continuity and Change: Religion in the Augustan Semi-Century: Karl Galinsky (University of Texas at Austin).
7 Religions and the Integration of Cities in the Empire in the Second Century AD: The Creation of a Common Religious Language: William Van Andringa (University of Picardie Jules-Verne).
8 Old Religions Transformed: Religions and Religious Policy from Decius to Constantine: Hartmut Leppin (University of Frankfurt/Main).
9 Religious Koine and Religious Dissent in the Fourth Century: Michele Renee Salzman (University of California at Riverside).
Part II: Media:.
10 The History of Roman Religion in Roman Historiography and Epic: Denis Feeney (Princeton University).
11 Religion and Roman Coins: Jonathan Williams (British Museum).
12 Reliefs, Public and Private: Katja Moede (Free University of Berlin).
13 Inscriptions as Sources of Knowledge for Religions and Cults in the Roman World of Imperial Times: Rudolf Haensch (University of Munich).
14 Religion in the House: Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann (University of Basel).
Part III: Symbols and Practices:.
15 Roman Cult Sites: A Pragmatic Approach: Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser (University of Hamburg).
16 Complex Rituals: Games and Processions in Republican Rome: Frank Bernstein (University of Mainz).
17 Performing the Sacred: Prayers and Hymns: Frances Hickson Hahn (University of California, Santa Barbara).
18 Music and Dance: Forms of Representation in Pictorial and Written Sources: Friederike Fless and Katja Moede (Free University of Berlin).
19 Sacrifices for Gods and Ancestors: John Scheid (University of Paris).
Part IV: Actors and Actions:.
20 Religious Actors in Daily Life: Practices and Related Beliefs: Nicole Belayche (University of Paris).
21 Republican Nobiles: Controlling the Res Publica: Veit Rosenberger (University of Erfurt).
22 Emperors: Caring for the Empire and Their Successors: Peter Herz (University of Regensburg).
23 Urban Elites in the Roman East: Enhancing Regional Positions and Social Superiority: Athanasios Rizakis (University of Nancy II).
24 Living on Religion: Professionals and Personnel: Marietta Horster (University of Bamberg).
Part V: Different Religious Identities:.
25 Roman Diaspora Judaism: Jack N. Lightstone (Brock University).
26 Creating One’s Own Religion: Intellectual Choices: Attilio Mastrocinque (University of Verona).
27 Institutionalized Religious Options: Mithraism: Richard Gordon (Private Scholar).
28 The Romanness of Roman Christianity: Stefan Heid (University of Rome).
Part VI: Roman Religion Outside and Seen from Outside:.
29 Exporting Roman Religion: Clifford Ando (University of Chicago).
30 Religion in the Roman East: Ted Kaizer (University of Durham).
31 Roman Religion in the Vision of Tertullian: Cecilia Ames (National University of Cordoba).
Index of Personal Names.
Index of Places
Type Ebooks - Pol/Soc/Relig