New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2007. Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils.
A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. An innovative introduction to Roman religion Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts
List of Figures. List of Maps. Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. Maps. 1 Roman Religion - Religions of Rome ( Jorg Rupke ). 2 Approaching Roman Religion: The Case for Wissenschaftsgeschichte ( C. Robert Phillips, III ). Part I Changes. 3 The Religion of Archaic Rome ( Christopher Smith ). 4 Pre-Roman Italy, Before and Under the Romans ( Olivier de Cazanove ). 5 Urban Religion in the Middle and Late Republic ( Eric Orlin ). 6 Continuity and Change: Religion in the Augustan Semi-Century ( Karl Galinsky ). 7 Religions and the Integration of Cities in the Empire in the Second Century ad: The Creation of a Common Religious Language ( William Van Andringa ). 8 Old Religions Transformed: Religions and Religious Policy from Decius to Constantine ( Hartmut Leppin ). 9 Religious Koine and Religious Dissent in the Fourth Century ( Michele Renee Salzman ). Part II Media. 10 The History of Roman Religion in Roman Historiography and Epic ( Denis Feeney ). 11 Religion and Roman Coins ( Jonathan Williams ). 12 Reliefs, Public and Private ( Katja Moede ). 13 Inscriptions as Sources of Knowledge for Religions and Cults in the Roman World of Imperial Times ( Rudolf Haensch ). 14 Religion in the House ( Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann ). Part III Symbols and Practices. 15 Roman Cult Sites: A Pragmatic Approach ( Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser ). 16 Complex Rituals: Games and Processions in Republican Rome ( Frank Bernstein ). 17 Performing the Sacred: Prayers and Hymns ( Frances Hickson Hahn ). 18 Music and Dance: Forms of Representation in Pictorial and Written Sources ( Friederike Fless and Katja Moede ). 19 Sacrifices for Gods and Ancestors ( John Scheid ). Part IV Actors and Actions. 20 Religious Actors in Daily Life: Practices and Related Beliefs ( Nicole Belayche ). 21 Republican Nobiles : Controlling the Res Publica ( Veit Rosenberger ). 22 Emperors: Caring for the Empire and Their Successors ( Peter Herz ). 23 Urban Elites in the Roman East: Enhancing Regional Positions and Social Superiority ( Athanasios Rizakis ). 24 Living on Religion: Professionals and Personnel ( Marietta Horster ). Part V Different Religious Identities. 25 Roman Diaspora Judaism ( Jack N. Lightstone ). 26 Creating One's Own Religion: Intellectual Choices ( Attilio Mastrocinque ). 27 Institutionalized Religious Options: Mithraism ( Richard Gordon ). 28 The Romanness of Roman Christianity ( Stefan Heid ). Part VI Roman Religion Outside and Seen from Outside. 29 Exporting Roman Religion ( Clifford Ando ). 30 Religion in the Roman East ( Ted Kaizer ). 31 Roman Religion in the Vision of Tertullian ( Cecilia Ames ). Bibliography. General Index. Index of Personal Names. Index of Places.