Dictionary of Roman Religion
Dictionary of Roman Religion     -     By: Lesley Adkins, Roy Askins
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From the Celtic god Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, the Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries, covering topics such as festivals, sacrifices, temples, burial rites, deities and spirits, and historical religious events. The Dictionary also explores the different religions present in the Roman religious world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity. Entries range from brief definitions to concise essays reflecting important aspects of religious practice, and most include suggestions for further reading in addition to the complete bibliography that accompanies the volume. Furthermore, there are illustrations and helpful cross-references to round out the text.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 278
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 9 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0195142330
ISBN-13: 9780195142334

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Long overshadowed by Greek mythology or treated peripherally in general texts on the ancient Roman world, Roman religion is finally accorded its due and set in its full context as no other reference source has done before. While perhaps most familiar in the context of Greek-influenced gods, Roman religious life in fact encompassed a tremendous variety of deities, rites, and belief systems.
From the Celtic god Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries, covering topics such as festivals, sacrifices, temples, burial rites, deities and spirits, and historical religious events. The different religions are also covered: Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, which were all part of the Roman religious world. Entries range from brief definitions to concise essays reflecting important aspects of religious practice, and most include suggestions for further reading in addition to a complete bibliography.
Complete with illustrations and helpful cross-references, this dictionary is both comprehensive and essential for students and researchers. For those interested in ancient religions, myths and legends, Roman society, and classical studies, this dictionary is a welcome and novel edition to the vast library on ancient Roman life.

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