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  1. Time in Roman Religion

    One Thousand Years of Religious History

    By Gary Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    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...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Roman Spirit - In Religion, Thought and Art

    By 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...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sibyls and Seers (Routledge Revivals)

    A Survey of Some Ancient Theories of Revelation and Inspiration

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The ancient world as a whole believed in the existence of a world of spirits beyond, or alongside, the visible, tangible world. They believed also that communications between these two worlds frequently took place: everywhere we find diviners and prophets, oracles and visionaries. First published...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 31st 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 18th 2010 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 19th 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 7th 2002 by Routledge