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Religion in Republican Italy : Yale Classical Studies - Celia E. Schultz

Religion in Republican Italy

Yale Classical Studies

By: Celia E. Schultz (Editor), Paul B. Harvey (Editor)


Published: 10th June 2010
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This book explores how recent findings and research provide a richer understanding of religious activities in Republican Rome and contemporary central Italic societies, including the Etruscans, during the period of the Middle and Late Republic. While much recent research has focused on the Romanization of areas outside Italy in later periods, this volume investigates religious aspects of the Romanization of the Italian peninsula itself. The essays strive to integrate literary evidence with archaeological and epigraphic material as they consider the nexus of religion and politics in early Italy; the impact of Roman institutions and practices on Italic society; the reciprocal impact of non-Roman practices and institutions on Roman custom; and the nature of 'Roman', as opposed to 'Latin', 'Italic', or 'Etruscan', religion in the period in question. The resulting volume illuminates many facets of religious praxis in Republican Italy, while at the same time complicating the categories we use to discuss it.

Review of the hardback: '... the book offers useful syntheses of recent work in the field and almost textbook examples of the deployment of particular methodologies. ... I found the book useful and thought-provoking. Anyone wanting to think more broadly about Romanization or about Roman religion stands to learn much from this book.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Reconsidering 'religious Romanization'
In search of the Etruscan priestess: a reexamination of the hatrencu
Etruscan religion at the watershed: before and after the fourth century BCE
Religious locales in the territory of Minturnae: some aspects of Romanization
Religion and memory at Pisaurum
Inventing the sortilegus: lot divination and cultural identity in Italy, Rome, and the provinces
Hot, cold, or smelly: the power of sacred water in Roman religion
Religion and politics: did the Romans scruple about the placement of their temples?
Juno Sospita and Roman insecurity in the Social War
Beyond Rome and Latium: Roman religion in the Age of Augustus
Appendix: translation of the Ludi Saeculares dossier
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ISBN: 9780521153171
ISBN-10: 0521153174
Series: Yale Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47