Roman Religion: A Sourcebook (Paperback)
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Short Description for Roman Religion This is a sourcebook in English of Roman descriptions from a variety of ancient sources (literary, inscriptions, graffiti and papyri ) which reveal the nature of Roman religion and religious practices.
- Published: 01 November 2002
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781585100309 ISBN 10: 1585100307
- Sales rank: 472,767
Full description for Roman Religion
Roman Religion: A Sourcebook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of ancient Roman religious beliefs and rituals through a rich collection of ancient source readings. The ancient sources are to be viewed with utmost respect as the primary means by which an accurate understanding of the past may be gained. By contrasting Roman action and opinion with our own, we may come to better understand ourselves and the culture in which we live. The book includes maps, glossary, a chronological table and lists of important gods. This book is designed as a companion to Valerie Warrior's Greek Religion: A Sourcebook.