Dei E Religione Dell Antica Roma

Author: G. Matteo Corrias
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ISBN: 9788868510596
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The Religion Of The Romans

Author: Jörg Rüpke
Editor: Polity
ISBN: 9780745630144
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The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jörg Rüpke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief. Rüpke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies. This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization.

A Day In The Life Of Ancient Rome

Author: Alberto Angela
Editor: Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN: 9781933372716
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This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.

Bisexuality In The Ancient World

Author: Eva Cantarella
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300093025
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A history of bisexuality in the classical age. Eva Cantarella draws on a full range of sources - from legal texts, inscriptions and medical documents to poetry and philosophical literature - to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome. This second edition includes a preface which considers work published since the text first appeared.

Teatri Romani

Author: Nicola Savarese
Editor: Cue Press
ISBN: 8898442726
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Un testo imprescindibile per conoscere e capire le forme del teatro antico, lo spettacolo nell’antica Roma. Il libro è diviso in cinque parti dedicate rispettivamente: alla genesi delle forme spettacolari, agli spettacoli, agli attori, ai drammaturghi, agli spettacoli fra politica e religione. Nella lunga introduzione e nell’epilogo, Savarese descrive il mondo dei giochi e degli spettacoli a Roma e nell’Impero: un mondo molto diverso dalle ricostruzioni accademiche e dei classicisti. Il teatro, ovvero lo spettacolo dei ludi più a buon mercato e perciò più replicato, fuoriuscito dall’ambito religioso dei greci, si afferma, per la prima volta in Occidente, come arte dell’attore e della scena.

Tully S Three Books Of Offices In English

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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The Christians And The Roman Empire

Author: Marta Sordi
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ISBN: 9780806126371
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The Christians and the Roman Empire overturns the myth of an unrelenting persecution of the subversive, Christian "outlaw." Using contemporary sources and authentic documents --including imperial edicts and records of the deeds of non-legendary martyrs--Marta Sordi shows that the conflict was primarily religious and almost never political. The Christians actually continued to profess their loyalty to the Roman Empire during the periods of persecution, and the Empire, which almost never thought of the Christians as a threat to security, often found itself acting simply as the secular arm of religious authorities during these periods of social and cultural intolerance.

Cult Places And Cultural Change In Republican Italy

Author: Tesse Dieder Stek
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089641777
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Summary: This study throws new light on the Roman impact on Italic religious structures in the last four centuries BC and, more generally, on the complex processes of change and accommodation set in motion by the Roman expansion in Italy. Cult places had a pivotal function among the various 'Italic' tribes known to us from the ancient sources, which had been gradually conquered and subsequently controlled by Rome. Through an analysis of archaeological, literary and epigraphic evidence from rural cult places in Central and Southern Italy including a case study on the Samnite temple of San Giovanni in Galdo, the authors investigate the fluctuating function of cult places in among the non-Roman Italic communities, before and after the establishment of Roman rule.

The Reach Of Rome

Author: Alberto Angela
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847841413
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In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like in the Empire, and how were such diverse peoples and places united under one rule? The Reach of Rome explores these questions through an ingenious lens: the path of a single coin as it changes hands and traverses the vast realms of the empire in the year 115. Admired in his native Italy for his ability to bring history to life through narrative, Alberto Angela opens up the ancient world to readers who have felt intimidated by the category or put off by dry historical tomes. By focusing on aspects of daily life so often overlooked in more academic treatments, The Reach of Rome travels back in time and shows us a world that was perhaps not very different from our own. And by following the path of a coin through the streams of commerce, we can touch every corner of that world and its people, from legionnaires and senators to prostitutes and slaves. Through lively and detailed vignettes all based on archeological and historical evidence, Angela reveals the vast Roman world and its remarkable modernity, and in so doing he reinforces the relevance of the ancient world for a new generation of readers.