A Companion to Roman Religion

by Jörg Rüpke

Publisher: Wiley

Series: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World

Publication Date: May 30, 2016

ISBN: 9781444341317

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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