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The Resource Emperor Worship and Roman Religion, (electronic resource)

Emperor Worship and Roman Religion, (electronic resource)

Label
Emperor Worship and Roman Religion
Title
Emperor Worship and Roman Religion
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Gradel, Ittai
Dewey number
292.2/13
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Oxford University Press, Incorporated
LC call number
BL802.G69 2004
Series statement
Oxford Classical Monographs
Summary expansion
  • While Roman religion worshipped a number of gods, one kind in particular aroused the fury of early Christians and the wonder of scholars: the cult of Roman emperors alive or dead. Was the divinity of emperors a glue that held the Empire together? Were rulers such as Julius Caesar and Caligulasimply mad to expect such worship of themselves? Or was it rather a phenomenon which has only been rendered incomprehensible by modern and monotheistic ideas of what religion is - or should be - all about?This book presents the first study of emperor worship among the Romans themselves, both in Rome and in its heartland Italy. It argues that emperor worship was indeed perfectly in keeping with Roman religious tradition, which has been generally misunderstood by a posterity imbued with radicallydifferent notions of the relationship between humans and the divine
  • This book presents the first study of emperor worship among the Romans themselves, in Rome and its heartland Italy. It argues that emperor worship was indeed perfectly in keeping with Roman religious tradition, which has been generally misunderstood by a posterity imbued in radically different notions of the relationship between man and the divine
Label
Emperor Worship and Roman Religion, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000146152
Dimensions
08.500 x 05.430 in.
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unknown
Extent
424 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, USA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA
Isbn
9780199275489
Lccn
2001058835
Other control number
9780199275489
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000146152
Label
Emperor Worship and Roman Religion, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000146152
Dimensions
08.500 x 05.430 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
424 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, USA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA
Isbn
9780199275489
Lccn
2001058835
Other control number
9780199275489
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000146152

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