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Social complexity and religion at Rome in the second and first centuries BCE

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This thesis studies the religious system of the city of Rome and its immediate hinterland from the end of the Second Punic War to the emergence of autocratic rule shortly before the turn of the millennium.

The Romans lacked a separate word for 'religion'. Scholars therefore hold that modern notions of religion, due to their Christianizing assumptions, cannot be applied to Roman religion, which consisted in public and social religious observance rather than in individual spirituality...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1998
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602367692
URN:
uuid:5591ee29-9497-4a1a-a1f2-9bbc56af7879
Local pid:
td:602367692

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