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  1. The Power of the Bull

    By Michael Rice

    Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends?The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities

    Edited by John R. Bartlett

    Articles examine the city of Jerusalem and other Jewish communities of the Mediterranean diaspora, as reflected in the writings of Luke, Josephus and Philo. Topics covered include social identity, everyday life and religious practice.This will be of interest to students of Roman history, biblical...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus

    By Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Valerius Maximus was an indefatigable collector of historical anecdotes illustrating vice and virtue. Mueller focuses on what Valerius can tell us about Roman attitudes to religion, and argues that Roman religion could be deeply emotional....

    Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Voluntary Associations in the Graeco-Roman World

    Edited by John S. Kloppenborg, Stephen G. Wilson

    Based upon a series of detailed case studies of associations such as early synagogues and churches, philosophical schools and pagan mystery cults, this collection addresses the question of what can legitimately be termed a 'voluntary association'.Employing modern sociological concepts, the essays...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought

    Edited by John T. Fitzgerald

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book contains a collection of 13 essays from leading scholars on the relationship between passionate emotions and moral advancement in Greek and Roman thought. Recognising that emotions played a key role in whether individuals lived happily, ancient philosophers...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins

    Laughter in the History of Religion

    By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

    Published May 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Spirituality, Sufism: Mini-set E 11 vols

    Routledge Library Editions: Islam

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islam

    Sufism, the mystical movement within Islam, has, in a thousand years of history has powerfully influenced the life, art and literature of the Muslim peoples. It has supplied the element of personal devotion and direct apprehension of Divine Realities which the more formal and practical character of...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

    2nd Edition

    By George Hart

    Series: Routledge Dictionaries

    The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses contains one of the most comprehensive listings and descriptions of Egyptian deities. Now in its second edition, it provides: a new introduction updated entries and four new entries on deities names of the deities as Hieroglyphs a survey of...

    Published March 14th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

    By Matthew W Dickie, Matthew W. Dickie

    This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors in the ancient world; it also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The resulting investigation takes us to the underside of Greek and Roman society, into a world of wandering holy men and women,...

    Published December 18th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Martyrdom and Noble Death

    Selected Texts from Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Antiquity

    By Friedrich Avemarie, Jan Willem van Henten

    This volume explores the fascinating phenomenon of noble death through pagan, Jewish and Christian sources. Today's society is uncomfortable with death, and willingly submitting to a violent and ostentatious death in public is seen as particularly shocking and unusual. Yet classical sources give a...

    Published February 6th 2002 by Routledge