A Companion to Roman Religion

TitleA Companion to Roman Religion
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRupke J
Series TitleBlackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Number of Pages576
ISBN Number978-1444339246
KeywordsHierapolis, Plutonium
AbstractA 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