Early Roman religions have conventionally been seen as conservative and ritualistic, where observances were kept for reasons of pragmatism rather than inspired by emotion or faith. This volume challenges this view. The authors deploy a variety of approaches to examine the topic, including archaeological, historical, literary, numismatic, epigraphical and anthropological.
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Book Description Edinburgh University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Gift inscription from Ed Bispham on ffep. Minor shelfwear ; Contents: An Anthropologist's view of ritual (Nicole Bourque) ; Tuscan Order: the development of Etruscan sanctuary architecture (Vedia Izzet) ; Sacred rubbish (Fay Glinister) ; Some thoughts on the 'religious romanisation' of Italy before the Social War (Oliver de Cazanove) ; From Concordia to the Quirinal: notes on religion and politics in mid-republican/ hellenistic Rome (Emmanuele Curti) ; Prophet and text in the third century BC (J. A. North) ; The games of Hercules (T. P. Wiseman) ; Looking beyond the civic compromise: religious pluralism in late republican Rome (Andreas Bendlin) ; Worshipping Mater Matuta: ritual and context (Christopher Smith). ; New Perspectives on the Ancient World; 288 pages; Signed by Editor. Bookseller Inventory # 6954