Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs by Denis FeeneyLiterature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs by Denis Feeney

Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs

byDenis Feeney

Paperback | January 13, 1998

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This book exploits recent reevaluations of Roman religion in order to argue in favor of taking the religious dimensions of Roman literature seriously, as important cultural work in their own right. Instead of seeing Roman religious and literary activity as derivative and parasitic upon Greek originals, the book questions the romanticizing biases of classical studies, and argues for the power and creativity of the Romans in their engagements with Greek culture.
Title:Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and BeliefsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.39 inPublished:January 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521559219

ISBN - 13:9780521559218

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Belief; 2. Myth; 3. Divinity; 4. Ritual; 5. Epilogue: knowledge; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...the book includes material of interest to classicists and to those interested in comparative literature and religion alike. This book is a useful presentation of an important topic, reflective, meticulously documented and well worth acquiring...." Mihaela F. Harmos, Literary Research