Romes Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on their Gods by Jason P. DaviesRomes Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on their Gods by Jason P. Davies

Romes Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on their Gods

byJason P. Davies

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus Marcellinus wrote about the role played by gods in Rome's past. These men wrote around the time of Christ, at the beginning of the second and the end of the fourth century, respectively. Though their lives and periods did not overlap, a great deal of consistency can be seen in the way they presented, or "fine-tuned," religion for their times.
Jason P. Davies is Research Fellow at the Department of Education and Professional Development, University College London.
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Title:Romes Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on their GodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521047919

ISBN - 13:9780521047913

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on the texts; 1. Introduction; 2. Livy and the invention of Roman religion; 3. Gods and men in Livy; 4. Tacitus and the restoration of Rome; 5. Ammianus and a final settlement; 6. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index locorum; Subject index.

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'Davies' sensitivity to the interpretive strategies of the ancient authors allows for sympathetic reconstructions of the cultural contexts which inform the historical works. ... In sum, this is an erudite, powerful, and invaluable interpretation of Roman religion and historiography.' Journal of Roman Studies