Roman religion

Author: Clifford Ando

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 393

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Augustus

His Contributions to the Development of the Roman State in the Early Imperial Period

Author: Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748615946

Category: History

Page: 543

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(63 BC - AD 14), the first Roman emperor, brought peace and stability to Rome after decades of strife and uncertainty. He put in place a new institutional framework for the Roman Empire and inspired the ideology that sustained it for the next three hundred years. This book presents a selection of the most important scholarship on Augustus and the contribution he made to the development of the Roman state in the early imperial period.Chapters include: Augustus' dramatic rise to prominence following the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and the nature of his powers first as triumvir, then as Princeps; his policy regarding overseas wars and expansion, his administrative and military reforms of the Roman state; the role of his own family, his wife Livia, his son-in-law Agrippa and his adopted sons Gaius and Lucius Caesar and then Tiberius, in public life; his concern to reinforce Roman religion and family life; the development of an ideology that helped bolster his authority as ruler of an expanded Empire, including the importance of visual imagery, monuments and literature in the far-flung propagation of his image as leader; and the impact that his regime made on the communities of the Roman provinces. Jonathan Edmondson sets these papers into the general context of major trends in the study of Augustus in Britain, Europe and North America since the nineteenth century. Five are published here in English for the first time and many include illustrations of the most important visual evidence for the principate of Augustus. The book is equipped with a chronology, a glossary and a guide to further reading; all passages in Latin and Greek are translated into English.

The Religion of the Romans

Author: Jörg Rüpke

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745630144

Category: History

Page: 350

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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 thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies. This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization.

Controlling Contested Places

Late Antique Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy

Author: Christine Shepardson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520280350

Category: History

Page: 288

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From constructing new buildings to describing rival-controlled areas as morally and physically dangerous, leaders in late antiquity fundamentally shaped their physical environment and thus the events that unfolded within it. Controlling Contested Places maps the city of Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) through the topographically sensitive vocabulary of cultural geography, demonstrating the critical role played by physical and rhetorical spatial contests during the tumultuous fourth century. Paying close attention to the manipulation of physical places, Christine Shepardson exposes some of the powerful forces that structured the development of religious orthodoxy and orthopraxy in the late Roman Empire. Theological claims and political support were not the only significant factors in determining which Christian communities gained authority around the Empire. Rather, Antioch’s urban and rural places, far from being an inert backdrop against which events transpired, were ever-shifting sites of, and tools for, the negotiation of power, authority, and religious identity. This book traces the ways in which leaders like John Chrysostom, Theodoret, and Libanius encouraged their audiences to modify their daily behaviors and transform their interpretation of the world (and landscape) around them. Shepardson argues that examples from Antioch were echoed around the Mediterranean world, and similar types of physical and rhetorical manipulations continue to shape the politics of identity and perceptions of religious orthodoxy to this day.

Greeks and Barbarians

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415939591

Category: History

Page: 336

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Greeks and Barbarians examines ancient Greek conceptions of the "other." The attitudes of Greeks to foreigners and there religions, and cultures, and politics reveals as much about the Greeks as it does the world they inhabited. Despite occasional interest in particular aspects of foreign customs, the Greeks were largely hostile and dismissive viewing foreigners as at best inferior, but more often as candidates for conquest and enslavement.

An Introduction to Roman Religion

Author: John Scheid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748616084

Category: Rome

Page: 232

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Designed specifically for student use, with concise text and summaries, this is an up-to-date and approachable textbook on Roman religion.

From Asculum to Actium

The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Author: Edward Bispham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 588

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After the Social War of 91-87 BC, Rome's once independent Italian allies became members of a new Roman territorial state. Edward Bispham examines how the transition from independence to subordination was managed, and charts the successes and failures of the attempts to create a new and enduring political community.

Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC

Author: Nathan Rosenstein

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650814

Category: History

Page: 312

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Nathan Rosenstein charts Rome's incredible journey and command of the Mediterranean over the course of the third and second centuries BC.

The Last Pagans of Rome

Author: Alan Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890137

Category: History

Page: 896

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Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in 394 represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a powerful and active force well into the fifth century, sponsoring pagan literary circles, patronage of the classics, and propaganda for the old cults in art and literature. The main focus of much modern scholarship on the end of paganism in the West has been on its supposed stubborn resistance to Christianity. The dismantling of this romantic myth is one of the main goals of Alan Cameron's book. Actually, the book argues, Western paganism petered out much earlier and more rapidly than hitherto assumed. The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival. By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and "pagan" (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus), as well as the visual evidence (ivory diptychs, illuminated manuscripts, silverware), Cameron shows that most of the activities and artifacts previously identified as hallmarks of a pagan revival were in fact just as important to the life of cultivated Christians. Far from being a subversive activity designed to rally pagans, the acceptance of classical literature, learning, and art by most elite Christians may actually have helped the last reluctant pagans to finally abandon the old cults and adopt Christianity. The culmination of decades of research, The Last Pagans of Rome overturns many long-held assumptions about pagan and Christian culture in the late antique West.

The Gods of Ancient Rome

Religion in Everyday Life from Archaic to Imperial Times

Author: Robert Turcan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136058508

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham,Thomas J. Harrison,Brian A. Sparkes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748616299

Category: History

Page: 604

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The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.

Imperial Rome AD 284 to 363

Author: Jill Harries

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653953

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book is about the reinvention of the Roman Empire during the eighty years between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Julian.

Destroyer of the Gods

Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World

Author: Larry W. Hurtado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781481304733

Category: Church history

Page: 290

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Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.--Anthony Smart "Vigilae Christianae"

End of the Roman Republic 146 to 44 BC: Conquest and Crisis

Conquest and Crisis

Author: Catherine Steel

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748629025

Category: History

Page: 320

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In 146 BC the armies of Rome destroyed Carthage and emerged as the decisive victors of the Third Punic War. The Carthaginian population was sold and its territory became the Roman province of Africa. In the same year and on the other side of the Mediterranean Roman troops sacked Corinth, the final blow in the defeat of the Achaean conspiracy: thereafter Greece was effectively administered by Rome. Rome was now supreme in Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Macedonia, Sicily, and North Africa, and its power and influence were advancing in all directions. However, not all was well. The unchecked seizure of huge tracts of land in Italy and its farming by vast numbers of newly imported slaves allowed an elite of usually absentee landlords to amass enormous and conspicuous fortunes. Insecurity and resentment fed the gulf between rich and poor in Rome and erupted in a series of violent upheavals in the politics and institutions of the Republic. These were exacerbated by slave revolts and invasions from the east.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic

Author: Harriet I. Flower

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032245

Category: History

Page: 520

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This second edition examines all aspects of Roman history, and contains a new introduction, three new chapters and updated bibliographies.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

Author: Clifford Ando,Kaius Tuori,Paul J. du Plessis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198728689

Category:

Page: 650

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The Handbook is intended to survey the landscape of contemporary research and chart principal directions of future inquiry. Its aim is to bring to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society. This unique contribution of the volume sets it apart from others in the field. Furthermore, the volume brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment, and thus into dialogue, with historical, sociological, and anthropological research in law in other periods. The volume is therefore directed not simply to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.

Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Author: Clifford Ando

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220676

Category: History

Page: 494

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"As he illuminates the relationship between the imperial government and the empire's provinces, Ando deepens our understanding of one of the most striking phenomena in the history of government."--BOOK JACKET.

The Roman Cult of Mithras

The God and His Mysteries

Author: Manfred Clauss,Richard Gordon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415929783

Category: History

Page: 198

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.