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Roman domestic religion

David Gerald Orr

Roman domestic religion

a study of the Roman household deities and their shrines at Pompeii and Herculaneum

by David Gerald Orr

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Published by UMI in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lares.,
  • Household shrines.,
  • Gods, Roman.,
  • Pompeii -- Antiquities.,
  • Herculaneum -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David Gerald Orr.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination230p. :
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18340000M

    The Cult of Silvanus traces the origin, spread, development and final suppression of the cult. Silvanus' nature as a Roman god and his identification with indigenous deities in the provinces are carefully examined. This study adds to our imperfect knowledge of Roman domestic religion as practised by the lower classes. It challenges the Cited by: Get this from a library! The cult of Silvanus: a study in Roman folk religion. [Peter F Dorcey] -- This book will interest students of Roman history, comparative religion, Latin epigraphy and folklore. The author collects and analyzes the enormous epigraphic and archaeological evidence for the.

    The ancient testimony recreates the social and historical contexts in which Roman religion was practised. It shows, for example, how, when confronted with a foreign cult, official traditional religion accepted the new cult with suitable modifications. Basic difficulties, however, arose with regard to the monotheism of the Jews and Christianity. Book Description: This book introduces students to the complex and foreign world of Roman religion and to major trends in its study. Praised in the Enlightenment for its supposed tolerance, it has been vilified for persecuting the early Christians.

      The roles of women were not just confined to Roman cults, but also associated with a number of foreign cults that had made their way into the body of Roman religious importance. Pomeroy explains that one such cult was the cult of Isis which made its way throughout the Roman Empire and while in often dramatic contrast to many of the traditional. Christians have held diverse views towards violence and non-violence through time. Currently and historically there have been four views and practices within Christianity toward violence and war: non-resistance, Christian pacifism, just war, and preventive war (Holy war, e.g., the Crusades). The early church in the Roman empire adopted a nonviolent stance when it came to war since imitating.


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John Bodel is Professor of Classics and History at Brown University. He writes about Roman social and cultural history, Latin epigraphy, and Latin literature of the Empire.

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While Romans had always had major State festivals to gods like Jupiter and Mars, nearer and dearer to most Roman families were a simple household based religion based around local and familial spirits. These local and familial demons were the mainstay of Roman religion throughout all stages of its history, from archaic origins to the Christian era.

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The author collects and analyzes the enormous epigraphic and archaeological evidence for the cult of Silvanus, the Roman god of agriculture and forests.

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