Dictionary of Roman Religion

Paperback | December 15, 2000

byLesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins

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Long overshadowed by Greek mythology or treated peripherally in general texts on the ancient Roman world, Roman religion is finally accorded its due and set in its full context as no other reference source has done before. While perhaps most familiar in the context of Greek-influenced gods,Roman religious life in fact encompassed a tremendous variety of deities, rites, and belief systems. From the Celtic god Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries, covering topics such as festivals, sacrifices, temples, burial rites, deities and spirits, and historical religious events. The different religions are also covered:Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, which were all part of the Roman religious world. Entries range from brief definitions to concise essays reflecting important aspects of religious practice, and most include suggestions for further reading in addition to a complete bibliography. Complete with illustrations and helpful cross-references, this dictionary is both comprehensive and essential for students and researchers. For those interested in ancient religions, myths and legends, Roman society, and classical studies, this dictionary is a welcome and novel edition to thevast library on ancient Roman life.

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Long overshadowed by Greek mythology or treated peripherally in general texts on the ancient Roman world, Roman religion is finally accorded its due and set in its full context as no other reference source has done before. While perhaps most familiar in the context of Greek-influenced gods,Roman religious life in fact encompassed a tre...

Lesley and Roy Adkins are both professional archaeologists and authors. They have written numerous books including Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, and The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher the Hieroglyphs.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.9 × 7.09 × 1.1 inPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195142330

ISBN - 13:9780195142334

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