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Bibil Identifier bibil:212089
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Religion of the Romans
Author Rüpke, Jörg
Translator Gordon, Richard
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2001
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 49725
Place 937:2
Publishing house Polity Press
Place Cambridge - Malden
ISBN 978-0-7456-3015-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
350 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Translation
Notes Translated and edited by Richard Gordon.
First published in German as Die Religion der Römer, Verlag C.H. Beck, München, 2001.
Abstract 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.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion
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