Religion of the Romans

Religion of the Romans

Book - 2007
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The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major newcontribution to our understanding of ancient history, JörgRüpke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Romanreligion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing itspeculiarities into stark relief.

Rüpke gives a thorough and engaging account of themultiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike,the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and thesacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals bythe population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies.

This important study provides the perfect introduction to Romanreligion for students of Ancient Rome and ClassicalCivilization.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9780745630151
0745630154
Characteristics: xv, 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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