Livy's work is examined systematically, to demonstrate how his approach changes in different sections. This is shown to reflect neither the subject matter nor Livy's personal beliefs, but his narrative technique.
Author: David Levene
Category: Literary Criticism
A study of how Livy uses religious material, and how this fits in with other aspects of his narrative. Livy's work is examined systematically, to demonstrate how his approach changes in different sections. This is shown to reflect neither the subject matter nor Livy's personal beliefs, but his narrative technique.
Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities ...
Author: Celia E. Schultz
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities available to R
Ą . The Social Function of Religion in Livy Neither the execution of Mettius
Fufetius nor the Samnite initiation ceremony can strictly be called a sacrifice . Yet
not only does their presentation reflect the general purposes and contradictions
of the ...
Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing.
Author: Albert Grenier
Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
This book explores this relationship between the individual and the community and analyses the formal process by which a temple came to construction; the vow, the placing of a contract and the dedication, as well as the importance of the ...
Author: Eric M. Orlin
The construction of a new temple in the Roman Republic was an event that illuminated key features of their political and religious systems. Building a temple was for instance a way for a victorious general to proclaim his glory and for a magistrate to higlight his prestige, but it was also a public service. This book explores this relationship between the individual and the community and analyses the formal process by which a temple came to construction; the vow, the placing of a contract and the dedication, as well as the importance of the Sibylline books, use of war booty and the role played by the senate, which Orlin argues is more significant than previously thought.
This edition features Valerie Warriors crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livys History; a general introduction to Livy and his work; extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information; a chronology ...
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
This edition features Valerie Warriors crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livys History; a general introduction to Livy and his work; extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information; a chronology of events; and three appendices offering additional insight into Livy and the History -- genealogies of the most prominent political figures in the early Republic, Livys relationship with Augustus, and Livys treatment of religion.
Author: John Hugo Wolfgang Gideon LiebeschuetzPublish On: 1979
John Hugo Wolfgang Gideon Liebeschuetz. are not enough unless accompanied
by religious support . " After making this point strongly in Book v , Livy came back
to it only occasionally in later books . But this is natural . Ritual was repetitive .
Author: John Hugo Wolfgang Gideon Liebeschuetz
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This is a survey of the religious attitudes reflected in Latin literature from the late Republic to the time of Constantine. Its main theme is the development of the Roman public religion in that period. Within this theme the most pervasive issue is the relationship between Roman religion andmorality. Though the link between the two is shown to be closer than is often supposed, it was also the case that the rise of such systems as Stoicism and Christianity contributed to a sense of morality more detached from traditional conceptions of the collective well-being of the Roman state.Nevertheless, the old religion continued to flourish and to contribute in numerous ways to the working of Roman society until it was fatally weakened by the political and social crisis of the third century. This crisis, and the tendency of the Roman Empire to depend upon and encourage new sources ofsupport, prepared the way for the emergence of Christianity, first as the religion of the Emperor, and then, after a period in which Christians and pagans were able to co-operate by emphasizing their common beliefs, as the official religion of the Empire.
Written by international experts, the volume offers a new approach, directing its focus away from the gods and concentrating on the human-figures of Roman religion.
Author: Jörg Rüpke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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
This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time.
Author: Gary Forsythe
Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman Empire, spanning the first four centuries of our era. In Time in Roman Religion, author Gary Forsythe examines both the religious history of the Republic and the religious history of the Empire. These six studies are unified by the important role played by various concepts of time in Roman religious thought and practice. Previous modern studies of early Roman religion in Republican times have discussed how the placement of religious ceremonies in the calendar was determined by their relevance to agricultural or military patterns of early Roman life, but modern scholars have failed to recognize that many aspects of Roman religious thought and behavior in later times were also preconditioned or even substantially influenced by concepts of time basic to earlier Roman religious history. This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time. Yet, in the process of delving into these six different topics the study surveys a large portion of Roman religious history in a representative fashion, from earliest times to the end of the ancient world and the triumph of Christianity.
Rome's Religious History . Livy , Tacitus , Ammianus on their gods . Cambridge .
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METZLER , JEANNOT et al . ( edd . ) . Integration in the early Roman west . The
role of ...
Author: Jörg Rüpke
Publisher: de Gruyter
This volume will concentrate its search for religious individuality on texts and practices related to texts from Classical Greece to Late Antiquity. Texts offer opportunities to express one's own religious experience and shape one's own religious personality within the boundaries of what is acceptable. Inscriptions in public or at least easily accessible spaces might substantially differ in there range of expressions and topics from letters within a sectarian religious group (which, at the same time, might put enormous pressure on conformity among its members, regarded as deviant by a majority of contemporaries). Furthermore, texts might offer and advocate new practices in reading, meditating, remembering or repeating these very texts. Such practices might contribute to the development of religious individuality, experienced or expressed in factual isolation, responsibility, competition, and finally in philosophical or theological reflections about "personhood" or "self". The volume develops its topic in three sections, addressing personhood, representative and charismatic individuality, the interaction of individual and groups and practices of reading and writing. It explores Jewish, Christian, Greek and Latin texts.
But neither does he at all suggest that he distinguished between aspects of the religion of the Roman people which were merely socially useful and those which
had a more truly religious or philosophical significance . In Livy ' s history there ...
Author: J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz
Publisher: Variorum Publishing
These articles are concerned with the transformation of the Roman world in the 4th-6th centuries , especially under the impact of Christianity. The religious aspects of this transformation are to the fore in the first group of studies . These show , on the one hand, how elements of 'traditional' religion, as exemplified in Livy, long made a powerful appeal to educated Romans, and , on the other, examine the conflicts which embroiled the secular and the new Christian hierarchies, for instance over the fall of Chrysostom or the second Pelagian controversy. The papers in the second part deal with the profound changes that took place in civil and military institutions during Late Antiquity. The focus here is on the Eastern provinces of the Empire and on the administration of the city. Particular topics include the rise of the bishop and of the military commanders, in place of traditional civil structures, and the importance of a new village based society of Northern Syria in the centuries preceding the Arab conquest.
In this book, Sarolta A. Takács offers a sweeping overview of Roman women's roles and functions in religion and, by extension, in Rome's history and culture from the republic through the empire.
Author: Sarolta A. Takács
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Roman women were the procreators and nurturers of life, both in the domestic world of the family and in the larger sphere of the state. Although deterred from participating in most aspects of public life, women played an essential role in public religious ceremonies, taking part in rituals designed to ensure the fecundity and success of the agricultural cycle on which Roman society depended. Thus religion is a key area for understanding the contributions of women to Roman society and their importance beyond their homes and families. In this book, Sarolta A. Takács offers a sweeping overview of Roman women's roles and functions in religion and, by extension, in Rome's history and culture from the republic through the empire. She begins with the religious calendar and the various festivals in which women played a significant role. She then examines major female deities and cults, including the Sibyl, Mater Magna, Isis, and the Vestal Virgins, to show how conservative Roman society adopted and integrated Greek culture into its mythic history, artistic expressions, and religion. Takács's discussion of the Bona Dea Festival of 62 BCE and of the Bacchantes, female worshippers of the god Bacchus or Dionysus, reveals how women could also jeopardize Rome's existence by stepping out of their assigned roles. Takács's examination of the provincial female flaminate and the Matres/Matronae demonstrates how women served to bind imperial Rome and its provinces into a cohesive society.