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Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire

  • Author: James B. Rives
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 1405106565
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

A Companion to Roman Religion

A Companion to Roman Religion

  • Author: Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444339249
  • Category: History
  • Page: 542
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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. 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

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

  • Author: Rubina Raja,Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118885880
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 520
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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the AncientWorld presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range oftopics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions ofreligion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience andexpression in the ancient world rather than solely on religiousbelief • Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individualreligious practice • Represents the first time that the concept of“lived religion” is applied to the ancient history ofreligion and archaeology of religion • Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporaryresearchers and theorists in the field • Examines a large variety of themes and religioustraditions across a wide geographical area and chronologicalspan • Written to appeal equally to archaeologists andhistorians of religion

Greek and Roman Religions

Greek and Roman Religions

  • Author: Rebecca I. Denova
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 1118542908
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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Offers an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek and Roman religions A volume in the Blackwell Ancient Religions, Greek and Roman Religions offers an authoritative overview of the region’s ancient religious practices. The author—a noted expert in the field—explores the presence of divinity in all aspects of ancient life and highlights the origins of myth, religious authority, institutions, beliefs, rituals, sacred texts, and ethics. Comprehensive in scope, the text focuses on myriad aspects that constitute Greco-Roman culture such as economic class, honor and shame, and slavery as well as the religious role of each member of the family. The integration of ethnic and community identity with divine elements are highlighted in descriptions of religious festivals. Greek and Roman Religions presents the evolution of ideas concerning death and the afterlife and the relation of death to concepts of ultimate justice. The author also offers insight into the elements of ancient religions that remain important in our contemporary quest for meaning. This vital text: Offers a comprehensive review of ancient Greek and Roman religions and their institutions, beliefs, rituals, and more Examines how the Roman culture and religions borrowed from the Greek traditions Explores the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin Contains suggestions at the end of each chapter for further reading that include both traditional studies and more recent examinations of topical issues Written for students of ancient religions and religious studies, this important resource provides an overview of the ancient culture and history of the general region as well as the basic background of Greek and Roman civilizations.

Die Religion der Römer

Die Religion der Römer

eine Einführung

  • Author: Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406471759
  • Category: Mythology, Roman
  • Page: 264
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Pompeji

Pompeji

Das Leben in einer römischen Stadt

  • Author: Mary Beard
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104904707
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Im Jahr 79 n. Chr. regnete glühende Asche auf Pompeji nieder. Lava überflutete Menschen, Tiere und Gebäude – und konservierte sie für die Ewigkeit. Jahrhunderte später ist Pompeji eine der wichtigsten Fundstätten der Archäologie. Die weltweit bekannte Historikerin Mary Beard nimmt uns mit auf einen faszinierenden Spaziergang durch die Geschichte Pompejis. Sie schildert, wie die Menschen dort gelebt und geliebt haben, beschreibt Häuser, Kneipen und Gärten, Kunstwerke und Dinge des Alltags. Zugleich entlarvt sie die Irrtümer, die Forschern immer wieder unterliefen, und zeigt, wie es wirklich war. Mit jedem faszinierenden Rätsel, das sie dabei präsentiert, wächst die Sehnsucht, diesen Ort mit eigenen Augen zu sehen. »Pompeji« wurde 2008 mit dem renommierten Wolfson History Prize ausgezeichnet. »Dieses fantastische Buch ... ist ein Vorbild für ebenso scharfsinniges wie spannendes Erzählen über die Vergangenheit.« The Guardian

Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook

Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook

  • Author: Mary Beard,John North,S. R. F. Price
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521456463
  • Category: History
  • Page: 428
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This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation). More than just a "sourcebook," it explores some of the major themes and problems of Roman religion (such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination and prediction). Each document has an introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and is used as the starting point for further discussion.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A Companion to Greek Religion

A Companion to Greek Religion

  • Author: Daniel Ogden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444334174
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine

Festkalender Roms

Festkalender Roms

Lateinisch - Deutsch

  • Author: Ovid
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3050093633
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Ovids Lehrgedicht über den römischen Festkalender, die "Fasti", entsteht im Zeitalter des Kaisers Augustus, der mit seiner Einrichtung der Monarchie eine Rückwendung zu altrömischem Götterkult, altrömischem Brauchtum und dem Mythos von der Bestimmung der Stadt Rom zur Herrin der Welt verbindet. Das Werk bietet mit heiter-besinnlichen Erläuterungen zu den Festtagen der Monate Januar bis Juni eine unterhaltsame und zugleich literarisch anspruchsvolle Einführung in die religiösen, mythischen und historischen Hintergründe für offizielle Anlässe zum Opfern und Feiern. Griechische und römische Götter- und Heldensagen werden dabei ebenso spannend wie humorvoll nacherzählt. Die Versübertragung des renommierten Ovid-Forschers Niklas Holzberg ist dem heutigen Sprachgebrauch angepasst.

Religious Networks in the Roman Empire

Religious Networks in the Roman Empire

The Spread of New Ideas

  • Author: Anna Collar
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107729718
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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The first three centuries AD saw the spread of new religious ideas through the Roman Empire, crossing a vast and diverse geographical, social and cultural space. In this innovative study, Anna Collar explores both how this happened and why. Drawing on research in the sociology and anthropology of religion, physics and computer science, Collar explores the relationship between social networks and religious transmission to explore why some religious movements succeed, while others, seemingly equally successful at a certain time, ultimately fail. Using extensive epigraphic data, Collar provides new interpretations of the diffusion of ideas across the social networks of the Jewish Diaspora and the cults of Jupiter Dolichenus and Theos Hypsistos, and in turn offers important reappraisals of the spread of religious innovations in the Roman Empire. This study will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of ancient history, archaeology, ancient religion and network theory.

The Peace of the Gods

The Peace of the Gods

Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

  • Author: Craige B. Champion
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400885159
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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The Peace of the Gods takes a new approach to the study of Roman elites' religious practices and beliefs, using current theories in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, as well as cultural and literary studies. Craige Champion focuses on what the elites of the Middle Republic (ca. 250–ca. 100 BCE) actually did in the religious sphere, rather than what they merely said or wrote about it, in order to provide a more nuanced and satisfying historical reconstruction of what their religion may have meant to those who commanded the Roman world and its imperial subjects. The book examines the nature and structure of the major priesthoods in Rome itself, Roman military commanders' religious behaviors in dangerous field conditions, and the state religion's acceptance or rejection of new cults and rituals in response to external events that benefited or threatened the Republic. According to a once-dominant but now-outmoded interpretation of Roman religion that goes back to the ancient Greek historian Polybius, the elites didn't believe in their gods but merely used religion to control the masses. Using that interpretation as a counterfactual lens, Champion argues instead that Roman elites sincerely tried to maintain Rome's good fortune through a pax deorum or "peace of the gods." The result offers rich new insights into the role of religion in elite Roman life.

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Stephen Quirke
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118610520
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulatingoverview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examiningresearch drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptologyand shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – abelief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptianreligious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to securewell-being in the present life and the afterlife

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

  • Author: Sharon L. James,Sheila Dillon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119025540
  • Category: History
  • Page: 650
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This publication presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of essays on the study of women in the ancient world. It explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: mother-goddess theory; women in Homer, pre-Roman Italy, the Near East, women and the family, the state, and religion; Dress and adornment; female patronage; Hellenistic Queens; imperial women; women in late Antiquity; early women saints; and many more. PART I Women outside Athens and Rome 5; Case study I: The mother goddess in prehistory: debates and perspectives / Lauren Talalay; 1. Women in ancient Mesopotamia 11 / Amy R. Gansell; 2. Hidden voices: unveiling women in ancient Egypt / Kasia Szpakowska; 3. Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean women: paths of feminist scholarship towards the Aegean Bronze Age / Marianna Nikolaïdou; 4. Women in Homer / Cristiana Franco; 5. Etruscan women: towards a reappraisal / Vedia Izzet; PART II The archaic and classical periods; Case study II: Sex and the single girl: the Cologne fragment of Archilochus / Sharon L. James; 6. Woman, city, state: theories, ideologies, and concepts in the Archaic and classical Periods / Madeleine M. Henry and Sharon L. James; 7. Women and law / Barbara Levick; 8. Women and medicine / Holt Parker; 9. Reading the bones: interpreting the skeletal evidence for women's lives in ancient Greece / Maria A. Liston; 10. Approaches to reading attic vases / Kathryn Topper; 11. Spartan girls and the Athenian Gaze / Jenifer Neils; 12.Interpreting Women in Archaic and Classical Greek Sculpture / A. A. Donohue; 13. Dress and adornment in archaic and classical Greece / Mireille M. Lee; 14. Women and religion in Greece / Eva Stehle; 15. Women and Roman religion / Lora L. Holland; 16. Women in Magna Graecia / Gillian Shepherd; PART III Women in a cosmopolitan world: the Hellenistic and late republican periods / Case study III: Hellenistic Tanagra figurines / Sheila Dillon; Case Study IV: Domestic female slaves in Roman comedy / Sharon L. James; 17. Female patronage in the Greek Hellenistic and Roman republican periods / Anne Bielman; 18. Women on Hellenistic grave Stelai: reading images and texts / Christina A. Salowey; 19. Female portraiture in the Hellenistic period / Sheila Dillon; 20. Women and family in Menander / Cheryl A. Cox; 21. Gender and space, 'public' and 'Private' / Monika Trümper; 22. Oikos Keeping: women and monarchy in the Macedonian tradition / Elizabeth D. Carney; 23. The women of Ptolemaic Egypt: the view from Papyrology / Maryline Parca; 24. Jewish women: texts and contexts / Laura S. Lieber; 25. Women, education, and philosophy / Marguerite Deslauriers; 26. Perceptions of women's power in the late Republic: Terentia, Fulvia, and the generation of 63 BCE / T. Corey Brennan; PART IV The beginnings of empire; Case Study V: Vergil's Dido / Sharon L. James; 27. Women in Augustan Rome / Judith P. Hallett; 28. Women in Augustan literature / Alison Keith; 29. Women on the Bay of Naples / Eve D'Ambra; 30. Early imperial female portraiture / Elizabeth Bartman; 31. Portraits, prestige, piety: images of women in Roman Egypt / Christina Riggs; PART V From empire to christianity; Case study VI: Female portraiture in Palmyra / Maura K. Heyn; 32. Women in imperial Roman literature / Rhiannon Ash; 33. Female portraiture and female patronage in the high imperial period / Rachel Meyers; 34. Women in Roman Britain / Lindsay Allason-Jones; 35. Public roles for women in the cities of the Latin West / Emily A. Hemelrijk; 36. Rari exempli femina: female virtues on Roman funerary inscriptions / Werner Riess; 37. Women in Late Antique Egypt / Jennifer Sheridan Moss; 38. Representations of women in late Antiquity and early Byzantium / Ioli Kalavrezou; 39. Becoming christian / Ross S. Kraemer; Appendix: Women in Late Antiquity (Apart from Egypt): A bibliography.

Gymnasium

Gymnasium

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical education
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

  • Author: Beryl Rawson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444390759
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 664
  • View: 452
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Identity Formation in the New Testament

Identity Formation in the New Testament

  • Author: Bengt Holmberg,Mikael Winninge
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 341
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This conference volume focuses on showing that investigating various aspects of the Christian movement's identity helps us to understand its historical reality. Whatever is known about identity from ancient times reaches us mostly through ancient texts. Thus many of the essays in this volume are devoted to analyzing New Testament texts and showing how they reveal the processes of identity formation. One type of evidence here is how New Testament texts compare with or treat older texts which are in the same normative tradition, in other words biblical and Jewish texts. Another group of essays deals with specific literary techniques used in the service of creating identity, such as personification, stereotyping or marginalizing others as well as looking at the relationship between different kinds of social identity. A third group of essays directs attention to the light that gender analysis casts on the shaping of Christian identity, pointing both to surprising similarities and differences from the surrounding culture. The final group of essays applies the insights of postcolonial theory and its sensitivity to power relationships and the political dimension of human reality.

Papyri graecae magicae

Papyri graecae magicae

  • Author: Karl Preisendanz,Albert Henrichs
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783598742767
  • Category: History
  • Page: 214
  • View: 1872
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